How to join your local history society

The Shaftesbury & District Historical Society own and manage this gem of a museum at the top of Gold Hill, Shaftesbury.

Become a member where your annual subscription [£15 for one individual; £25 for several family members residing at the same address; £3 for a student] will help support Gold Hill Museum.

Membership is a wonderful way to learn about history in the company of others with similar interests. New members are always welcome.

It’s easy to join.  All you have to do is:


telephone 01747 852157.

or click on this link to download a Membership application and return to the museum.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Free admission to the series of seven lectures on historical subjects from October through March
  • Participation in “Tea and Talks”, the occasional members’ afternoon of presentations on their historical findings to other members
  • Priority use of Gold Hill Museum Library by appointment for study and research
  • Annual outing to a local place of historical interest
  • Annual garden party in the Museum’s charming cottage garden
  • Regular Newsletter, the Byzant
  • Use of the Society’s membership tickets to gain free admission to the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester
Members event
Gold Hill Museum Garden Evnt