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Gold Hill Museum

1 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury SP7 8JW, England
+44 1747 852157
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Why do I think of Brown Bread when I see this?

Shaftesbury is an unpretentious yet attractive town but contains one real gem – or should that be a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter_Bromley
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Leicester - UK
Peaceful, local interest museum

Helpful staff, not intrusive. Lots of local general information. Beautiful handmade wall hanging of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
visitor656
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Melksham, United Kingdom
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1 Gold Hill, Shaftesbury SP7 8JW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Shaftesbury is an unpretentious yet attractive town but contains one real gem – or should that be a Gold Star? The Gold Hill museum provides a nice level of background to what has become the town’s premier claim to fame. For years many will have...More

Thank Peter_Bromley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Helpful staff, not intrusive. Lots of local general information. Beautiful handmade wall hanging of local interest. Gold Hill just has to be done - it's a bucket list job!

Thank visitor656
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were on a day trip to Shaftesbury and stumbled on this excellent museum near the top of Gold Hill (Gold Hill famously featured in Hovis bread adverts of 1970s). We found the museum very interesting and would highly recommend a visit...More

Thank dfarndale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free to enter, at the top of the famous Gold Hill, the museum is in several rooms on two floors, with an eclectic collection of locally found artefacts, ranging from a 200,000 year old Acheulian hand axe through Mesolithic, Neolithic, Iron Age, Roman, Anglo-Saxon, Norman,...More

1  Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a small local museum. A lot of local artifacts. Bit random in presentation. But run by very keen volunteers. Definitely worth a visit as it is free to enter. Donations welcome.

Thank Allotmantear
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely little museum, informative, very friendly and free. Pretty little garden to add to the delight. Well worth a visit.

Thank 55skippy95
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent little museum with very helpful friendly staff. Well displayed exhibits. If your in shaftesbury it's worth a visit.

Thank A L
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I wasn't really sure what was really aout, it just seemed to be a random museum to me, though it seemed to interets most other people. Althiughit was at the top of teh "Hovis Hill", not a loaf of bread in sight. If your are...More

Thank billsinc
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Well worth a visit. Free entrance with donation requested to cover running costs. Lots of interesting exhibits.

Thank kevinhill61
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Located in a renovated cottage at the top of the hill and behind the church, entrance is free, with a donation being suggested. Some great history is provided and the volunteers are always willing to share. Location of the famous 1970's Hovis advert with the...More

Thank Gla_Rangers
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