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Dorchester's Keep Attracts Youngsters

Keep Museum

12:37pm 26th March 2013

There's free entry for kids to the Keep Military Museum in Dorchester over the Easter break to celebrate the end to months of building work.

The local landmark, on Bridport Road, has been wrapped in scaffolding for the past six months due to work replacing the building's lime mortar.

But, now complete, the 133 year-old museum is hoping to attract families over the Easter break.

Captain Colin Parr said: "The completion is just in time for the arrival of Easter and the school holiday, so we decided to offer children up to 16 years of age free entry when they come to visit us with their parents for the duration of the holiday period."

Having not been carried out before in the building's long history, replacing the Keep's lime mortar meant using specific ingredients analysed from the original structure.

 "The whole process has been lengthy and sometimes noisy and very dusty but the end result has breathed new life into this Grade II listed Keep," said Captain Parr.

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