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9. Shaftesbury and Gold Hill Museum

Top 10 ten places to visit in South West England - Weymouth and Dorset

Shaftesbury and Gold Hill Museum

Steeped in history and tradition, Shaftesbury offers visitors breathtaking views of the surounding Dorset countryside. The "Shaston" of Thomas Hardy's novels, Shaftesbury is one of the oldest and highest towns in England and dominates what Hardy called the "engirdled and secluded" Blackmore Vale.
Gold Hill, with its steep cobbles and picturesque cottages is the epitome of rural charm from a previous time. 
 
Gold Hill Museum portrays local life and history through collections of artefacts, costume, photography, ceramics, tools, domestic items and the town's first fire engine!
 
Visit the museum's charming cottage garden, which features plants chosen for their perfume as well as their colour.
 
Gold Hill Museum and Garden Address:   
Gold Hill Museum and Garden
Gold Hill
Shaftesbury
Dorset
SP7 8JW
England, UK

Gold Hill Museum and Garden Opening Times:
Daily from 31st March to 31st October from 10.30 am to 4.30p m

Gold Hill Museum and Garden Admission:
Gold Hill Museum only
Adult £2.50
Concession £2.00
Child £1.00
Family £6.00

Joint museum ticket to both Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Gold Hill Museum

Adult £4.00
Concession £3.00
Child £1.00
Family £10.00
 
Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden is open daily from 31st March to 31st October from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm.

T  +44 (0)1747 852157

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W  Gold Hill Museum
 

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