Sturminster Newton Museum

The Museum is a thatched building prominently located in the centre of the town in Market Place. The Museum houses a valuable collection of archival photographs and legacies from Sturminster’s once thriving cattle market, cheese making industry and railway, now all gone. The Museum also has items relating to the cottage industries of button and glove making and other past trades in the town. The Museum has inherited a large number of items related to the Dorset dialect poet Robert Young, who was both a contemporary and friend of William Barnes and Thomas Hardy. We have a census record data base available for perusal by those researching their early family history in the town.


Venue address
Sturminster Museum
Sturminster Newton
DT10 1AN
North Dorset

Other information

All year
Term Time
School Holidays
Cost variations
Entry to mill is £4. £1 for children under 16.
Additional Information
Opening times - January to the end of March: Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 12.30pm. April to the end of December: Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 10am to 3pm, Saturdays 10am to 12.30pm. The Museum holds exhibits showing the history of the town including the cattle market, the railway, the milk factory and local poets together with a souvenir and gift shop. Please visit our website for further information.


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Parking available nearby

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Address: Sturminster Museum  Sturminster Newton  Dorset