Attractions in Museums

  • The museum features exhibits from the local area from prehistoric times to the present day. It also has a collection dedicated to the life of Lawrence of Arabia

  • Iron Age hill fort situated on Wears Hill above the village. Believed to have been the work of the Durotriges, a Celtic tribe

  • The Abbey of St Peter was a Benedictine monastery founded in the 11th century. All that remains of the abbey now is a single wall

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

  • University museum celebrating plastics in design. Collection contains over 8,000 international, historical and contemporary design examples

  • The town museum tells the story of Bridport from its origins to the present day. Exhibits include those from the nearby Roman hillfort and from the rope and net making industries

  • Working 17th c water mill and Museum of Rural Bygones. Also features tea rooms, cafe and craft centre

  • Traditional brewery, which is the only thatched brewery in the UK. Tours culminate in a tasting session in the board room

  • Large, recently excavated Iron Age hillfort set high above the surrounding countryside.

  • Housed in a former Georgian workhouse the museum now features collections including local history, costume, geology, natural history and archaeology

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