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Gillingham Museum Montage

Accredited Museum Arts Council England

Dorset Museums Association

COVID - 19

Following two periods of closure following the outbreak of the Coronavirus the Museum re-opened on 3 December 2020 until 24 December.

The Museum is currently CLOSED following the Government's Covid rules.

Society meetings have been postponed until further notice


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.

The Museum is currently CLOSED due to the current covid Lockdown

The Curator can be contacted 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.


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