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Gillingham Museum Montage

Accredited Museum Arts Council England

Dorset Museums Association

Tuesday afternoon 21 January 2020
2.30pm at Gillingham Methodist Church Hall Shaftesbury - Alfred's Town, Alfred's Abbey
by Julian Richards


The Museum tells the story of the town, the immediate parishes and their people. Many generations have seen this corner of the Blackmore Vale grow from a Neolithic settlement to the bustling Gillingham of today.

Normal Museum Opening Times
Monday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Tuesday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday   9.30am - 4.00pm
Sunday Closed
Closed on Bank Holidays

At present there is no entrance fee but donations are essential to enable us to continue to run the Museum.

For visits at other times or Group visits, please contact the Curator by Email at:

or write to the address below.

The Museum is governed by the management committee of Gillingham Local History Society (Registered Charity no 1014970).

Restaurant and toilet facilities are available in the Waitrose Supermarket on the opposite side of the road.

The whole exhibition area is on ground level and therefore suitable for wheelchair access. Parking (with disabled bays) is available in the adjoining public Car Park.

Address: Chantry Fields, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4UA    > How to find us

Some of the Soldiers of World War One.


Future Events...

EXHIBITION at the Library and Museum, Gillingham
From Tuesday 3 March until Saturday 7 March 2020
Gillingham's Historic Buildings The story of Gillingham through its buildings: 350 buildings listed and displayed. Past occupiers and residents.
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Tuesday evening 17 March 2020
7.00pm at the Gillingham Methodist Hall
Annual General Meeting followed by Historic Houses of Gillingham
by John Porter

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Tuesday afternoon 21st April 2020
Visit to Shaftesbury Abbey at 2.30pm

Guided tour by Pete Ryley

Further details to follow.

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Tuesday evening 19 May 2020
7.30pm at Gillingham Methodist Church Hall
Bellringers in the Great War
by Robert Wellen

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Tuesday evening 15th September 2020
7.30pm at Gillingham Methodist Church Hall
The Station That Never Closed
by a Shillingstone Railway Project Volunteer

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Tuesday afternoon 20 October 2020
2.30pm at Gillingham Methodist Church Hall
The Life and Times of Mary Stopes
by David Carter

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THURSDAY afternoon 19th November 2020
2.30pm at Gillingham Bowling Club, School Road

Gillingham Miscellany

by David Lloyd and others

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