Blandford Town Museum

Caring for the past, informing the future.

Making the prehistory, history and cultural life of our community accessible to all, enriching the lives of residents, visitors and generations to come.

Our opening hours are limited at the moment as we are working on refurbishing the first floor of the museum. We hope to be able to open for longer in the autumn.

Please note that the Museum will be closed from the 1st to the 12th of November because of unrelated construction work in Bere’s Yard.

Opening hours: Summer 2021

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am – 4pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 10am – 4pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: Closed

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What’s on at the Museum?

The museum hosts history and art exhibitions, special events, and learning and research opportunities.

Find Us

The museum is close to the Marketplace in the centre of town. Look for the sign above the entrance to Beres Yard, opposite the church of St Peter and St Paul.

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At Blandford Museum you will find all sorts of learning opportunities. We hold lectures, workshops, and special events for all ages and all interests.

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Permanent and temporary exhibits tell the story of the Blandford area in an engaging and interactive way.

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Lectures, workshops and special events are held throughout the year. Click here to find out what is coming up soon!

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Groups and Projects

Members of Blandford Museum can join our special-interest groups, and get involved in local history projects.

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Exhibitions change monthly and encompass a wide variety of genre and media. Dorset-based artists and artists of particular local importance predominate.

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About the Museum

Blandford Museum tells the story of Blandford Forum through displays and artefacts from Blandford Forum and the surrounding villages. We are a Free-entry, Volunteer-run Museum.


The Museum has a considerable Archive relating to the life of the town and surrounding villages. It includes maps, journals, research notes, family information, property deeds, photographs, newspapers, historical notes and documents.

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Research at the Museum

The museum conducts research in a wide number of fields. We hold a large archive, library, maps, and photograph collection. This is available to the public upon request.

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The museum publishes a rich variety of booklets which appeal to visitors of all ages, from historic facsimiles to the latest re-tellings of the town’s past, from authoritative monographs to popular Blandford tales

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The museum partners with many organisations within the community on projects and events

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Blandford Museum relies on our friendly volunteer staff for everything, from Reception to Curation to Trustees and Director. There are many ways to become involved!

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