Part of our silk display - Sherborne’s documented link with the silk trade goes back at least 350 years
Viburnum Lantana drawing by Diana Ruth Wilson
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.
Tuesday 11 April to Thursday 14 December 2017
|Tue||10:30am to 4:30pm|
|Wed||10:30am to 4:30pm|
|Thu||10:30am to 4:30pm|
|Fri||10:30am to 4:30pm|
|Sat||10:30am to 4:30pm|
|Sun||10am to 1pm, 4th Sunday each month|
Last entry is 30 minutes before closing
Winter opening: From 16 December 2016 to 10 April 2017
|Tue||10:30am to 12:30pm (from February*)|
|Thu||10:30am to 12:30pm (from February*)|
* Please note that we are closed until the end of January
Admission Charges 2016
|Children up to 18||Free|
|Museum Association Members||Free|
|Disabled (plus a carer)||Free|
|Teachers accompanying school visits||Free|
Admission is now FREE to all, although donations are very welcome.
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
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
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