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Gold Hill Museum, Shaftesbury

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Gold Hill Museum, volunteer-run, at the top of Gold (originally perhaps Guild) Hill made famous by Ridley Scott's Hovis advert. Once Sun and Moon Inn, catering for market traders. Lively local history talks and attractive exhibitions featuring Roman, Saxon, traditional domestic bygones, Dorset buttons, fine lace and costumes, Dorset's oldest fire engine, World War memorabilia, and unique Byzant. Activities for children. Wildlife-friendly garden overlooks Hardy's Blackmore Vale. Open daily, April - end October 10.30-4.30. Free entry; donations welcome

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  • It was a bit too hot and steep to go down ( and of course back up ! ! ) the picturesque old cobbled hill usd in the Hovis tv adverts years ago. Nbut the museum at the top was worth a visit to see old ...  more »
  • This museum is free to enter (donations accepted) and run by volunteers. There was such a lot to see and read. Although this is not Shaftesbury related, I was most surprised to see the beautiful silk ...  more »
  • Famous for the Hovis advert in the 1970's, this has been preserved and is a must see for anyone in the area. We had fun watching the advert on YouTube as we stood at the top of the cobbled street! Apart from the hill, there are nice gardens with seating with fantastic views and a selection of shops in the town.
  • We visited Shaftesbury on a dull Tuesday in Feb and found parking near impossible. Don't want to think what it would on a nice summers day! I appreciate you have no control over parking but it's all part of the experience.
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