The Keep Military Museum

We are a family friendly museum and we attract all ages. We aim to educate, inspire and honour the sacrifices made by the members of our Regiments. Our displays cover four floors and take you on a 300 year journey through military history. Our artefacts have amazing stories to tell, some will surprise you! Don’t forget to visit the roof for panoramic views of Dorchester and the Dorset countryside. We have a new photographic picture trail aimed at primary school age children - spot all the images in the photographs as you go round the Museum and win yourself a small prize! Sit at our colouring and brass rubbing tables and make some pictures to take home . Have a go dressing up and 'firing' a rifle - you may be surprised how heavy the uniforms and guns are! We also have toy table and dressing up clothes in the lecture room so that children can play while their parent's watch the introductory video.


01305 264066


Venue address
The Keep Bridport Road

Other information

All year
Term Time
School Holidays
Additional Information
See websites for more information on opening times and current admissions prices. Please contact for further information. This service accepts the Dorset Max Card for families of children and young people who are disabled, young carers, children in care and some care leavers:


Wheelchair accessible
Our lift is now fully operational and facilitating access to all four floors of the Museum. Visitors who use a wheelchair, mobility scooter or other similar equipment can visit the Ground Floor of the Museum free of charge. We are happy to look after any buggies/pushchairs or other heavy items at the Museum entrance for the duration of your visit.
Parking availability information
We have a very small car park, the entrance to which is from Barrack Road. We can offer free parking to Museum visitors if there is space available. There is also a council pay and display car park close to the Museum at the Top O'Town.
Toilet facility information
Disabled toilet on ground floor.

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Address: The Keep  Bridport Road  Dorchester  Dorset