There are a number of museums in the area.  The closest are in Sturminster Newton, Shaftesbury, Gillingham and Sherborne.  Information on their activities can be found below.

Sturminster Newton’s Museum and Mill Society (SNMMS) supports the Museum by the Market Cross and the historic Sturminster Mill.  Entry to the Museum is free, but entry to the Mill costs £4 for adults and £1 for children.  The society organises talks throughout the year and the website holds a wealth of interesting information about the town. SNMMS website.

Gillingham has a small museum housed along with the library next to Waitrose. The Gillingham Local History Society supports the museum and holds regular meetings about the history of the area. Find out more on their website.

Shaftesbury hs two historic sites, the Gold Hill Museum and the ruined Shaftesbury Abbey.  Both can be found in the historic heart of Shaftesbury and both benefitting from the views over the Blackmore Vale.  Shaftesbury and District Historical Society own the Museum and organise regular events and lectures.  Entry to the Museum is free and you can find out more here.  Entry to the Abbey and its peaceful gardens costs £3 for adults, but children are free. More information can be found here.

Sherborne Museum is located in Church Close just by the Abbey and is supported by its Members.  Entry is free and a wide variety of activities are organised for adults and children.  More information can be found here.