The Keep Military Museum

The Keep Military Museum is housed in an imposing Portland Stone building on the western side of Dorchester – just look for the castle! We attract all ages and are will be introducing more family and children’s activities over the coming months. We appeal to the family historian, the military historian, the local historian – indeed anyone with an interest in history and heritage. We aim to educate, to inspire and also to honour the sacrifices made by the members of our Regiments. Our displays cover four floors and include uniforms, weapons, silverware, painings, badges, personal artefacts, photographs, documents and a splendid collection of medals. Wherever possible to we try to tell the human story behind the exhibit. Check out our First World War Officer’s Dug-Out and Other Ranks bunk-room for a taste of life in the trenches too. It’s also worth going up on our roof for views all around Dorchester and the surrounding countryside – information boards tell you what you are looking at.


The Keep Military Museum
Barrack Road


See attraction’s website for current prices and opening hours.

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