Social History

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The lift in the Museum is currently out of action.
We hope to resolve this very soon and apologies for the inconvenience.

Infantry Soldiers (c) Mark North

Social History

June 18, 2024

A Dorset Soldier at Waterloo

This year marks the 209 Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo on 18th June 1815. We highlight the role played by Dorset-born, Sgt William Lawrence,…

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John Brown of Dorchester

Collection Blog

February 8, 2024

A new display at Dorset Museum & Art Gallery reveals the little-known story of John Brown

A new showcase display at Dorset Museum & Art Gallery will focus on the little-known and extraordinary story of John Brown, who escaped enslavement in…

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Hayden Princess Boiler

Social History

July 25, 2022

Dorset Museum’s largest and heaviest artefact ?

Some of the many artefacts in the Dorset Museum’s collections are on display in the galleries and some are held in store, but…

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Yetminster Wagon

Social History

April 29, 2020

Conservation of the Yetminster Wagon

Meet Mark, he’s one of our Conservators currently looking after a very special object that will be on display in the new Museum – the…

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