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We are currently operating on summer hours and will be open from 10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday inclusive.  We close on Sundays all year round.

We will be open from 10am - 4pm on the Bank Holiday Monday  August 31st.

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.

Please note that although we are happy for you to take photographs for personal use during your visit, the use of flash is strictly prohibited everywhere in the building and the tripods can only be used with the consent of the Curator.

We very much regret that, due to the nature of our collection, no dogs other than Assistance Dogs are allowed in the Museum.

The Keep Military Museum is located at the junction of Bridport Road and Barrack Road Dorchester.  Our car park is tucked away behind us with the entrance on Barrack Road.

Our address is:

The Keep Military Museum

Barrack Road