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Blandford Town Museum

Blandford Museum houses and displays artefacts from Blandford Forum and the surrounding Villages.      

We are open every Monday to Saturday, 10:00 to 16:00 from 28 March until the end of October. Entry is Free.



Opening on Saturday 25th April at 11am by Col. David Rose (Ret’d)


Blandford's contribution to Gallipoli


A new exhibition at the Blandford Town Museum on the Royal Navy Division in Word War 1 will be opening on 25 April.


The Collingwood Battalion of the Royal Navy Division did their initial training in Blandford and this exhibit aims to show its effects on the town and the final disastrous encounter at Gallipoli.


Complementary to the exhibition, at the URC Hall, Whitecliff Mill Street,  Blandford, on Thursday 14th May following the Museum’s AGM at 7pm,  Michael LeBas, deputy Curator will be giving a talk on Blandford’s contribution to Gallipoli. This will be  an account of the formation of the RND, their building and training in the camp at Blandford, the relationships with the people of Blandford, going to war and the disastrous results. All welcome.



 Thursday Talks at Blandford Museum

 Where could one find out about Catalhoyuk, a Neolithic town in Turkey where there were no streets so the inhabitants ‘got about’ by moving across the rooftops; the exploits of the Portman family; and a brief history of computers from the Egyptians to GPS?

This varied programme of short talks has been given by members of the Blandford Town Museum Trust in the last three months to enthusiastic and interested audiences who have packed the Museum once a month on Thursday evenings.

The talks are free to attend although donations are welcome and as space is limited it is advised that you come early to get a good seat. The talks always take place on the first Thursday of the month at the Blandford Museum, with tea and coffee at 7, talks starting at 7:30. Coming up are:

7th May                 Dave Stewart on Hod Hill

4th June                Sara Loch, guided visit to the Old House

For more information please contact 01258 458911 or email s.hixsonandrews@uwclub.net