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Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum, Dorchester, Dorset

Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum

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One dawn, in the bitter February of 1834, six Tolpuddle farm labourers were arrested after forming a trade union. A frightened Squire's trumped up charge triggered one of the most celebrated stories in the history of human rights. That dawn arrest created the Tolpuddle Martyrs, who were punished with transportation as convicts to Australia. Packed with illustrative displays, this new state-of-the-art interactive exhibition tells the Tolpuddle Martyrs story.

Every summer, the weekend of the third Sunday in July, the museum holds the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival. The weekend combines celebration with tradition, offering traditional and contemporary music, speeches as well as many other attractions.


Nearest UK Airport: Bournemouth
Months Open: Apr - Oct, Tues - Sat, 10 - 5.30; Sun 11 - 5.30
Nov - Mar, Tues - Sat, 10 - 4; Sun 11 - 4
Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays & 19 Dec - 3 Jan incl.
Admission Price: Free
Catering: Vending machine

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