The Keep Military Museum


Bridport Road
Dorset, DT1 1RN

Opening times

Apr-Sept Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
Oct-Mar Tues-Fri 10am-4.30pm
last admission Summer 4pm Winter 3.30pm
CLOSED 17 Dec-4th Jan


Adults £6.50
Child 5-16 with adult £2.50
Child under 5 FREE
Family: (2 adults + max 3 ch 5-16) £15
Seniors (60 and over) £5
Full time student (ID reqd.) £4
Regimental Assn. & serving Rifles FREE
Groups & schools: contact us


tel: +44 (0)1305 264066
e: email


  • Napoleonic Wars
  • Boer War
  • World War 1
  • World War 11
  • Falklands, Iraq
  • Modern day
  • Interactive rifle gallery
  • Falklands: H Jones VC

About the museum

The Keep Museum - soldiering from historical times to the present day

The most spectacular military museum in the South literally cannot be missed as you come up High West Street, Dorchester. What makes this museum so special is that until 1958 the Dorset Regiment's Depot and Barracks were in active use so the building itself is living history. The museum features computer and digital presentation, realistic battle environments, together with exhibitions and the tales of courage, humour and sacrifice spread over 300 years. A vast array of campaigns is represented and put into a historical context in the video introduction in the bunker.

Visit The Keep Military Museum

Do check the museum website for the latest information before visiting.


a rifleman in the foyer Hitler's desk recent campaigns including Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan Cavalry charge and artillery in the foyer modern gas mask