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The Keep Military Museum

About the Museum

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.


  • Napoleonic Wars
  • Boer War
  • World War 1
  • World War 11
  • Falklands, Iraq
  • Modern day

Special features

  • Interactive rifle gallery
  • Falklands: H Jones VC

Do check The Keep Military Museum website for the latest information before visiting.


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



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