Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum, Dorchester

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  • My husband, mother and I visited this afternoon. Nice compact, unpretentious museum. Very informative, although my mother found some of the panels a little difficult to read. Great sycamore tree on th...  more »
  • I am currently studying History GCSE: Crime and Punishment and one of the topics was the Tolpuddle Martyrs. When I found out we was visiting Dorset I immediately requested to visit Tolpuddle and see t...  more »
  • My knowledge of the English labor (as in union) movement was practically nil before visiting this small museum. Documenting one of the first revolts of local farm workers at the horrible conditions th...  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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