Bridport Museum

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25 South Street

  • Office / Local History Centre: 01308 422116
  • Phone: 01308 458703

180 million years of rocks and fossils, 2000 years of people, 800 years of rope... and one tiger! We re-opened in May 2017 after a major redevelopment, and we would love to see you! The Museum has been redeveloped to create exciting, modern and interactive displays. Our Museum is right in the heart of Bridport, a historic rope and net making town. We invite you to explore our new’ Museum based in one of Bridport’s oldest buildings! Come and discover: - Our unique rope and netting collection with working machinery - Beautiful Roman jewellery, mystical amulets and fearsome armour - Amazing fossils from the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site - Bridport’s dark history of disease, decay and death Join in - Fun family trails and activities - Fascinating demonstrations - Lively annual events and exhibitions

Further information

Opening Hours:

Museum: April to October, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Saturday 10am-5pm. November- March: please see website Local History Centre: Year round, Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 1pm and 2 - 4pm


Museum: Free Local History Centre: Free


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    Facilities and services


    • Education facilities available
    • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
    • Shop
    • Study facilities
    • Wheelchair access to some public areas


    • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
    • Events and resources for children and families
    • Information point provided
    • Large print information and/or interpretation
    • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
    • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
    • Pre-booking service for groups
    • Primary school education service available
    • Secondary school education service available

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