Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum, Dorchester

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  • A quirky and quintessentially Dorset attraction, telling a moving story of ordinary men losing everything at the hands of corrupt aristocracy. The tiny, and free museum is housed in one of the Martyr'...  more »
  • Not a huge amount there, but definitely worth a visit, shows how shameful some of our history was. Should be a must visit for older kids who would understand and learn from this piece of history.  more »
  • Visited the museum on a bright Feb day. It's a small room with boards telling the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. Great to learn their story, but I felt more objects could have been displayed. There w...  more »
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  • I found the story of the Martyrs very interesting. The museum itself was small and I found it quite repetitive, there were facts that you found yourself reading more than twice on different banners. Still a good place to read about the history.
  • This small museum is essentially just a room where you can go and read about the Tolpuddle Martyrs on large canvases that hang on the walls. There are several screens that play short videos (including for example, the opening of the museum). All of the information presented it's available online, so visiting is most useful for the immersive context the experience provides, and the opportunity to visit the village green where the friendly society labourers discussed their plight. Children under 8 are unlikely to be strong-enough readers to want to stay more than 10 minutes.
  • Brilliant talk by Tom? about the background to the museum. Whole place well done, considering it 's lack of finance. It is a very important story!
  • Well presented and run a true piece of history which everyone should be aware of. As good as many larger and better funded museums
  • Interesting museum quite small you can do it in 30 to 60 minutes nice shop too

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