Blandford Fashion Museum
Mrs Penny started her collection from clothes used by her family for amateur theatricals. Lime Tree House was bought by a friend of Mrs Penny's as a permanent home for what is now the Blandford Fashion Museum. The collection covers historical Costumes dating from the 1730s right up until the 1970's.

Lime Tree House was built after much of Blandford was destroyed by a great fire in 1731 and is typical of a Georgian house built in that period.

Mid February to early December
Mon Thu Fri Sat. 10.30am - 5pm (4pm in winter)
Lime Tree House, The Plocks, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7AA
Tel:01258 453006
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The utterly delightful and elegant market town of Blandford Forum, on the River Stour, and noted for its Georgian architecture (population of 8,800)
Also worth a visit is Blandford Museum opposite the Parish Church
Wheelchair access on the ground floor and toilets for the disabled.
Blandford Fashion Museum
Blandford Fashion Museum
As you pass along the main shopping street (East Street) directly after the parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul turn right up Church lane and the museum is at the top.
There are signs for parking as you come into the town. The first one is on the left in front of the supermarket Somerfield.
An excellent Tea Room, the food was fresh, reasonably priced and I had one of the best cups of tea I've tasted (5-4-2009).