Welcome to Gold Hill Museum Website

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.

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.

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Email: enquiries@goldhillmuseum.org.uk

Registered Charity Number: 1156273

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