Gold Hill Museum & Garden

Shaftesbury's local history museum with a cottage garden and wonderful views. Collections include ancient and Roman archaeology, Saxon roots, agricultural and market heritage, local traditions, domestic life, cottage industries, politics ....

Nestled in a traditional sandstone cottage at the top of the famous Gold Hill in Shaftesbury, Dorset, is this gem of a museum of local history.

Welcome to Gold Hill Museum

Gold Hill Museum is housed in two historic buildings, themselves a feature of the collection. You’ll see a squint into the adjacent St. Peter’s Church in the medieval Priest’s House. A blocked entry from the 1700s cottage into a cellar under the old church is adorned with a mural depicting the beer kegs it once held.The cottage once functioned as a doss house for the important weekly market held outside on Gold Hill.

Open: Daily from 28th March to 31st October 10.30 to 4.30


Admission free

(donations very welcome)


Tel: 01747 852157

Email: enquiries@goldhillmuseum.org.uk



Registered Charity Number: 1156273