Attractions in Iwerne Minster

  • Located on the high street St Peter's is Shaftesbury's oldest church, dating back to the 15th century. Neglected for many years the church was restored in the 19th and 20th century

  • Set on the site of Saxons England's foremost Benedictine nunnery the Abbey was the source of Shaftesbury's prosperity. Now the site of walled gardens and museum amongst the remains of the abbey

  • The national museum of Army communications, telling the story of military communications from the Napoleonic Wars onwards.

  • Small town museum featuring artifacts, costume, photos, ceramics, tools, domestic items and the town’s first fire engine. Of special interest is the collection of intricate Dorset buttons.

  • Situated in a fine Georgian townhouse the Fashion Museum has exhibits covering 250 years of historical costume and accessories