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Bronze Age and Roman interments have been found within the boundaries of the town. Is first mention, as 'Waymuth occurs in a charter granted by King Athelstan in 938. Its first charter was obtained in 1252 making it a free borough and port.

Long-running commercial disputes with its neighbour, Melcombe Regis, led to the amalgamation of the towns, the new town being granted a charter by James I in 1616.

It stood for parliament during the Civil War and by the mid-18th century its importance had declined to that of a fishing village.

The town's fortunes as a port turned in the 19th century with the advent of trade with the Channel Isles and, in 1944, it was the principal embarcation point for the Allied invasion of Europe. Throughout the 19th and 20th century, the town became reliant on the tourist trade.

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Beaminster Museum

The museum is based in the old Congregational chapel and displays objects illustrating the life of the town from medieval to modern times. The archaeology and agriculture of the surrounding area are also featured, together with the history of the villages.
Easter-end of September: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Monday Bank Holidays 10.30-12.30 and 2.30-4.30. Sundays 2.30-4.30
Murray Rose, Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3NB
tel:   01308 863623
web-site:   www.btinternet.com/~chemeng

Deep Sea Adventure

A fascinating exhibition telling the story of marine exploits and underwater exploration. Here you can discover the history of Weymouth s old harbour, compelling tales of shipwreck survival and explore the black hole. There is also the separate attraction of Sharky s, the all weather children s play area.
Open: all year excluding 25, 26 December and 1 January, 9.30-7.00 low season and 9.30-8.00 high season
Admission; Adults �3.75 Children �2.75 family �11.95 Senior Citizens/Concessions �3.25
Group discounts available, please call for details.
Sally & Tony Harris, Deep Sea Adventure, 9 Custom House Quay, Old Harbour, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8BG
tel:   01305 760690
web-site:   www.deepsea-adventure.co.uk

Nothe Fort

Museum of coastal defence. There are 70 rooms of models, artifacts and exhibits. There are illustrations of the fort and local history and special exhibitions. A costumed history group attends on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month. A special school party package based on 1940s experience. Band concerts, re-enactment and drama group presentations.
Open: Easter: Daily (not Good Friday) 10.30-5.30, 1 May-30 September, daily 10.30-5.30. Autumn half term: Daily 10.30-5.00. Winter Sundays 11.00-4.30, 26 December and 1 January, 2.00-4.00
Last admission 1 hour before closing.
Admission: Adults �3.50 Children Free with adult (max 4) Senior Citizens/Concessions �2.50
Barrack Road, Weymouth, Dorset
tel:   01305 766626

Tudor House

This is one of Weymouth s few remaining Tudor buildings and is furnished as the home of an early seventeenth century middle class family. Guided tours explain aspects of the life of the times. Property of the Weymouth Civic Society.
Open: June-September, Tuesday-Friday 1.00-3.45 (last entry) October-May first Sunday of month 2.00-4.00 (except January)
Admission: Adults �2.00 Children 50p
Senior citizens �2.00 Concessions/Students �1.00
Schools, groups by appointment
3 Trinity Street, Weymouth, Dorset
tel:   01305 779711 / 812341

Weymouth Museum

Collections of local and social history, costumes, prints and paintings - including the Bussell Collection and the Borough Archives.
Exhibition open 25 March-24 December
Museum open: 10.00-5.00 except last 2 weeks in January.
Admission free
Brewers Quay, Hope Square, Weymouth, Dorste
tel:   01305 777622

Weymouth Sea Life Park and Marine Sanctuary

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fax:   +44 1305 760165
tel:   +44 1305 761070
email:   WeymouthSeaLifePark@merlinentertainments.biz
web-site:   www.sealifeeurope.com/uk/weymouth




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