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Accredited Museum Arts Council England

Dorset Museums Association



Wednesday,21 February 2018

7.30pm at the Methodist Church, High Street, Gillingham

Alberto Bioletti - Soldier of Napoleon and Master Clockmaker of Wincanton

by John Baxter

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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.


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

Wednesday 17 January 2018
7.30pm at the Methodist Church, High Street, Gillingham
Lady Butler, Battle Artist
by Felicity Herring

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Future Events...

Wednesday,21 February 2018

7.30pm at the Methodist Church, High Street, Gillingham

Alberto Bioletti - Soldier of Napoleon and Master Clockmaker of Wincanton

by John Baxter


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Wednesday 21 March 2018

7.00pm at the Methodist Church, High Street, Gillingham

Annual General Meeting followed by From Powder to Piracy by Judith Teasdale


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Wednesday 18 April 2018

7.30pm at Gillingham Methodist Church, High Street

Miss Bennet's Basket- Georgian Domestic Life

by Gordon Le Pard
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Wednesday afternoon 16 May 2018

2.30pm Gillingham Methodist Church Hall

Dorset & West Country Connections with Slavery

by Jane Ferenzi-Sheppard


Wednesday 19 September 2018

7.30pm at Gillingham Methodist Church, High Street

Life in a Medieval Town

by Nick Griffiths


Wednesday 17 October 2018

7.30pm at Gillingham Methodist Church, High Street

How the First World War was ended

by Dr Rodney Attwood


Wednesday 21 November 2018

7.30pm Museum and Library at Chantry Fields

60 years - Museum Anniversary

Displays, drinks and nibbles at the Museum and Library


Thursday afternoon 22 November 2018

2.30pm at Gillingham Bowling Club

Gillingham Tales of Old

Presentations and discussion