IMPORTANT – We do not hold any personnel records including Service Records or Medals Cards.
How can we help?
The Keep Military Museum offers a research service, which is primarily aimed at the family historian. This is carried out by volunteers. To cover the cost of research time we ask for a donation of £15.00. In some circumstances only background information can be provided, but because of the time taken by the research volunteers we still require a donation. Your enquiry will initially be acknowledged by our Research Co-ordinator Jane Mills. Please allow 2-8 weeks for completed research.
Personal visits: In certain circumstances we can offer personal visits to our Archive. These are strictly by appointment and under supervision of a research volunteer. This service costs £30.00, which covers 2 hours with a researcher.
Commercial Enquiries: Please contact the Curator regarding any material which is intended for publication or other commercial use.
Students: If you are a student and you wish to carry out research please contact the Curator to discuss your requirements.
Photography is not permitted in the Archive.
How can I submit a research request?
Please send all research request using our Enquiry Form
Email: as the subject put ‘Research’ and email to; Archive@keepmilitarymuseum.org
Post: The Keep Military Museum, Barrack Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RN
We are unable to take telephone enquiries.
How can I pay?
Ways to pay:
Please read our research guidelines before sending us your enquiry as it outlines what we can and cannot assist with as we cannot guarantee that every research enquiry will be successful.