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Chris Copson on the nasty butterflies dropped over the UK during World War Two Find out more »
Curator Chris Copson takes a look at some of the many Christmas Cards sent during war and peace time and now held at the Keep Museum in Dorchester. Find out more »
The tragic story of Reuben Hansford and the collection of items that bring his story to life.... Find out more »
150 years ago an ordinary soldier returning from war would probably wear his uniform jacket to dig the garden. He'd make use of it rather than put it away somewhere safe. That's why this month's find is so unique... Find out more »
The story of the bugle that may have saved the life of its owner on the eve of the infamous Battle of the Somme... Find out more »
Chris Copson shows us the map that survived the Battle of the Somme - one hundred years on. Find out more »
With the Centenary of the Battle of Jutland being commemorated next week mystery surrounds why a death penny should be found on a local dump. Find out more »
Chris Copson's Object of the Month for April is a bolt action, single shot rifle designed to be used against tanks during WW1.....but did it work? Find out more »
For this month's object Chris Copson shows us a life saving device - a trench mirror. Find out more »
This month Curator Chris Copson from the Keep Military Museum talks about the Zeppelin L85 airship and an interesting keep sakes held at the Museum. Find out more »
Chris Copson on what Christmas was like for the soldiers in the trenches in 1915 and how they kept in touch with their loved ones. Find out more »
A film featuring a fascinating diary recently donated to the Keep Museum. The diary was written on the battlefield during the Gallipoli Campaign in 1915. Exactly 100 years ago. It was forbidden to write diaries. This one was written in action. Find out more »
Chris Copson on the map that gives a unique insight into one man's journey to Gallipoli 100 years ago.... Find out more »
Exquitie First World War New Year Card from the collection held at The Keep Military Museum Find out more »
This beautiful item is a Dorsetshire Regiment Sweetheart brooch, made of gold, platinum and enamel. Find out more »
This sword is beleived to be part of a special batch of swords made to commemorate Nelson's victory at The Nile in 1798 Find out more »
The hand grenade, now a part of popular culture via a thousand war films and video games, had to be re-invented for the First World War. Find out more »
MUSEUM RE-OPEN - Half Term Week
We are re-opening ready for Half Term week! Kids Go Free!
: 14th Feb 2019
Book launch event: Hanham
An incredible new novel detailing the experiences of three brothers who served in WW1 and their family that all started with the purchase of a tobacco tin....
: 25th Jan 2019
JOB ALERT: Archive Officer
Fancy working with our wonderful collection?
: 14th Jan 2019
We are now closed for the festive period and to install our new WW2 Gallery!
: 14th Dec 2018
Online Shop - closure over the festive period.
All orders must be received by Sunday 16th December.
The Keep: 13th Dec 2018
The Keep Military Museum
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