Bridport Museum

Bridport MUseum
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From Romans to Ropemaking - Bridport Museum tells the unique history of the town in this Tudor building. The story of Bridport's world famous rope and net making industries is told. Find out what it means to be 'Stabbed with a Bridport Dagger' and who the Poor Man's Friend was.

Temporary exhibitions feature the reserve collections.

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Opening hours

Museum: April to October, Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Local History Centre: Year round, Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 1pm and 2 - 4pm

Admission charges

Museum: Free
Local History Centre: Free

The history of the town is told through the collections of social history, archaeology, photograph, fine art, costume, agriculture, archive and rope and net.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Maritime, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • For 2004 special exhibitions include photographs of American troops on a local beach in 1944, costume & accessories from the collection and Bridport town criers

Bridport Museum
25 South Street




Office / Local History Centre

01308 422116

01308 458703

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