Family-friendly and free!
We are located centrally in the heart of this beautiful Dorset town and occupy what was formerly the Almonry belonging to the Abbey, now a grade II listed building.
As a registered charity we have independent status and we were the first volunteer-run museum in Dorset to be awarded full Accreditation by the Arts Council.
Stories to ignite the imaginationDownload our handy A4 leaflet to help plan your visit (PDF)
Out of hours visits may also be arranged. We have an “earlybird scheme” where families with children on the autism spectrum can arrange to visit the Museum between 8.30-10.30 am on their own terms.
There is a social narrative to assist with preparation.
School visits are generally best on Mondays when the museum is closed to the general public, and should be staggered in groups of not more than 20; contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Our exciting loans boxes are also available free for up to half a term.
Queries and Donations of items.
We welcome an active interest in the collections and encourage research into Sherborne’s rich heritage. Please contact us to arrange mutually convenient appointments - see also our Research Policy and arrangements for the donation of items.
Telephone: +44 (0)1935 812 252
Registered charity no. 1176535
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