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The Keep Military Museum in Dorset

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Represented here are nine Devonshire and Dorset Regiments and Yeomanry. The museum under went major refurbishment in 1995. Touch screen computers and videos and creative displays including their medals, uniforms and weapons tell the storys of courrage humour and sacrifice of the soldiers and their families who have served in the Devon and Dorset Regiments for over 300 years.

Spectacular views from the battlements, of Hardy's Dorset are an added bonus.

Contact details

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telephone: 01305 264066
fax: 01305 250373
address:  The Keep
Bridport Road

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Opening Times

Summer (1st April to 30th September)

Monday - Saturday : 10am - 5pm
Closed Sundays

Last admission and gates close at 4pm

Winter (1st October to 31st March)

Tuesday - Friday : 10am - 4.30pm
Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays

Last admission and gates close at 3.30pm

We will be open on Saturdays and Mondays during the local school half term holidays in October and February; please see below for dates and times

Burma Display - click for enlargement
Further Information

Summer opening commences on Tuesday 1st April 2014 and operates until 30th September 2014.

Mondays - Saturdays: 10am - 5pm.

Bank Holidays: 10am - 4pm.

Closed Sundays all year round.

The archives and library are not open to the public although weekday appointments can be made to visit if we have material relevant to you enquiry. Please contact us by email if you wish to enquire about an archive visit.

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Adult: 6.50

Child (8-16 years): 2.50

Child (Under 8 years): FREE

Senior Citizens (60 & over): 5.00

Full-time Students (ID required): 4.00

Family 2 Adults and up to 2 Children (8-16 years): 15.00

Regimental Association and serving
members of the Rifles (ID required): FREE

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