Tolpuddle Martyrs' Museum
In 1934 on the centenary of the Martyrs' conviction, the TUC built the "Memorial Cottages" at the western end of the village. The museum evolved from the library provided for residents, and is now a modern and vibrant display of the Martyrs' story. There is also a modern commemorative sculpture, which was erected in 2000. An annual Festival commemorates the Martyrs and celebrates the movement for workers' rights (weekend of 3rd Sunday in July - see www.tolpuddlemartyrs.org.uk for speakers and performers).
Additional visitor information
On street parking
Garden seating area
April–October: Tuesday–Saturday 10am–5pm; Sunday 11am–5pm
November–March: Thursday–Saturday 10am–4pm; Sunday 11am–4pm
Open Bank Holidays. Closed mid December–early January.
Tel: 01305 848 237
Getting there [ST590734]
Car : The village is located roughly midway between Puddletown and Bere Regis off the A35.
Train : The nearest stations are Dorchester West and Dorchester South seven miles away. Wool station is eight miles away and Wareham nine miles away
Bus : Number 387 runs 5 times daily (not Sundays) between Poole and Dorchester stopping in Tolpuddle.
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