Bridport Museum

Bridport Museum is a friendly Dorset Museum with internationally important collections. Join in with fun family trails and activities, fascinating demonstrations, lively annual events and exhibitions. The Museum tells the story of the town's history from its origins to the present day with notable displays on artefacts from a nearby Roman hillfort and the world famous rope and net making industries. As well as the permanent displays there is a programme of temporary exhibitions. Amongst the collections held are photographs, costume, lace, dolls, numismatics and fine art.


01308 458703


Venue address
Bridport Museum The Coach House
West Dorset

Other information

All year
Cost variations
Free admission.
Additional Information

There is also a Local History centre with a wide range of materials for people researching their local or family history. Visit website for full information. Opening times change throughout the year, see website for more information.


Wheelchair accessible
The main entrances to both the Museum and Local History Centre are easy level access for wheelchair users and pushchairs. There is a fully accessible lift in the Museum, from the ground floor to the first floor. There is level access on each floor with ample space to manoeuvre between displays. There are no doors between galleries to open.
Parking availability information
There is disabled parking available in the small carpark next to the Local History Centre. Small vehicles can drop passengers and blue badge-holders at our Local History Centre in Gundry Lane which is a few hundred yards across the road from the Museum.
Toilet facility information
Accessible toilet and there are baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet
Other Facilities
Assistance dogs are welcome at the museum. We have space to park buggies so you can wander round the Museum without them if you wish.
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: Bridport Museum  The Coach House  Bridport  Dorset