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Accredited Museum Arts Council England

Dorset Museums Association



Wednesday 18 January 2017
7.30pm at the Town Hall, School Road,
Gillingham SP8 4QR
Battle of the Somme
by Dr Rodney Atwood

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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.

Please note that the Museum will be closed from 12 noon 23rd December 2016 until early February 2017

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: office@gillinghammuseum.co.uk

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

John Porter's Book - By Teaching We Learn Gillingham School 1516-2016 - was launched on Friday 1st April at Gillingham Museum

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Future Events...

Wednesday 18 January 2017
7.30pm at the Town Hall, School Road,
Gillingham SP8 4QR
Battle of the Somme
by Dr Rodney Atwood
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Wednesday, 15 February 2017
7.30pm at the Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham  SP8 4QR
Dorset & West Country Connections with Slavery
by Jane Ferentzi-Sheppard


Wednesday, 15 March 2017
7.00pm at the Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham SP8 4QR
Annual General Meeting followed by Dorset Heroines
by David Beaton


Wednesday, 19 April 2017
7.30pm at the Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham SP8 4QR
Devotion to Duty
by Christopher Jary


Wednesday, 17 May 2017
7.30pm at the Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham SP8 4QR
Assisted Emigration from Dorset to Australia 1830-1860
by Sue Thornton-Grimes


Wednesday, 20 September 2017
7.30pm at the Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham SP8 4QR
Bourton at War - an extract from a play script       
by Tony Benge and Sue Ashby


Wednesday, 18 October 2017
7.30pm at the Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham SP8 4QR
A Walk Round Historic Frome
by John Porter


Wednesday, 15 November 2017
7.30pm at the Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham SP8 4QR
The Search for the Durotriges
by Martin Papworth