Abbey Gatehouse, Church Ln, Sherborne DT9 3BP
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Accessibility

We have a strong ‘museum for all’ policy and strive to make our collections accessible by removing as many barriers as possible within the limitations of our budget and the constraints of our Grade II listed building. We not only aim to provide excellent standards of customer care but are committed to developing a wide range of activities and events to engage groups across all sectors of the community.

Access

Wheelchair access is currently limited to the ground floor. Access is via the main front door, which is 33 inches wide. There is, however, a touch-screen available for digital access to our photographic archives and images of examples from our collections. There are plenty of tactile and sensory areas to enhance the visits of all those who might benefit. Support dogs of all kinds are welcomed. Out of hours visits and private tours can be arranged by appointment to accommodate all needs. There is an accessible WC with emergency cord and baby changer.

Accessibility

We have a strong ‘museum for all’ policy and strive to make our collections accessible by removing as many barriers as possible within the limitations of our budget and the constraints of our Grade II listed building. We not only aim to provide excellent standards of customer care but are committed to developing a wide range of activities and events to engage groups across all sectors of the community.

Access

Wheelchair access is currently limited to the ground floor. Access is via the main front door, which is 33 inches wide. There is, however, a touch-screen available for digital access to our photographic archives and images of examples from our collections. There are plenty of tactile and sensory areas to enhance the visits of all those who might benefit. Support dogs of all kinds are welcomed. Out of hours visits and private tours can be arranged by appointment to accommodate all needs. There is an accessible WC with emergency cord and baby changer.

Travelling to the Museum

Rail

The station is in Station Road just off South Street about 7 minutes walk from the Museum. SW Trains operate a regular hourly service taking 2 hrs 15 mins from London Waterloo to Sherborne. Trains from Exeter and other parts of the SW are also regular.

Bus

Buses stop at the top of Digby Road in front of the Abbey 4 minutes walk away from the Museum and also at Greenhill at the top of Cheap Street.

Cycle

The National Cycle Route 26 runs from Yeovil to Sherborne.

Car

Sherborne is situated on the A30 connecting London to Penzance and can be reached by the A303 from Wincanton and the A37 from Dorchester. The nearest long-stay car park is Culverhayes, DT9 3ED. There is also free car parking for up to 2 hours along Digby Road if spaces are available

Co-ordinates

Our geographic coordinates are:
Lat: 50.946742, Long: -2.515694  

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Exhibitions, Talks
& Events

Museum Shop

Our shop may be small but it’s packed with a wide range of souvenirs reflecting our unique collections and the locality. Whether it’s a fridge magnet showcasing a view of the town, a greetings card designed by a local artist or a jar of jam made to an exclusive 17th century recipe, we hope you’ll leave wanting to take a little memento of the museum away with you. We also stock a range of books of local interest, including a series of monographs on aspects of Sherborne’s history. Children are well catered for with a wide selection of games and activities at pocket money prices.

The museum acts as a Visitor Information Point, offering free town guides and maps, brochures for other local tourist attractions and a number of walk and cycle route leaflets.

Our popular second-hand book stall can also be found in the reception area.