Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum Museums

Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum
Tolpuddle, Dorset
Tolpuddle
Dorset
DT2 7EH

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The Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum tells the harrowing tale of the Martyrs arrest, trial and punishment, leading to the foundation of modern day trade unionism. Low wages, appalling conditions and unemployment, bad winters and poor harvests in 1829 and 1830 fuelled a great explosion of anger, resulting in riots led by the mythical "Captain Swing" in November 1830.

The museum has been re-designed into a modern, informative, and educational exhibition, using interactive touch screen displays new graphic panels telling the story in text and images.

Visitors can now discover for themselves how the Tolpuddle Martyrs changed the face of social history and, through their beliefs and actions, made such an impact on trade unionism today.


Attraction Details

VenueTolpuddle Martyrs Museum
AddressTolpuddle, Dorset, Tolpuddle, Dorset, DT2 7EH
Opening times10am - 5.30pm
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Attraction typeMuseums

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