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Gillingham Museum Montage

Accredited Museum Arts Council England

Dorset Museums Association

Wednesday 21 September 2016
7.30pm at the Drama Studio Theatre, Gillingham School

School 500 - a journey through history
by Gillingham School Students


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

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


Future Events...

Wednesday 19 October 2016
7.30pm at the Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham   SP8 4QR

The Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy
by Bonny Sartin
> Find out more...

Wednesday 16 November 2016
7.30pm at the Town Hall, School Road, Gillingham  SP8 4QR
Dorchester's Great War Camp
by Brian Bates

> Find out more...