News

Read the latest news stories about the Dorset Museum.

The last 3 years have been busy redeveloping the new Museum into a world-class heritage attraction.

Come with us on the journey as we reopen and we’ll share our news with you from exhibitions, acquisitions, awards, and everyday Museum life here in Dorset.

My Creative Life: Talking Heads

Exhibitions and Events

December 1, 2021

My Creative Life: Talking Heads

My Creative Life: Talking Heads, an exhibition of clay sculptures inspired by Elisabeth Frink, will open on 2nd December 2021 at Dorset Museum. The…

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Wedding Victorian Hall

News

November 9, 2021

Dorset’s newest and most exclusive wedding venue!

Dorset Museum is proud to have hosted its first wedding for locals Mike and Rachel, after recently being granted their wedding license for Civil Marriages…

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Hardy’s Wessex

Appeal

November 2, 2021

Become part of Thomas Hardy’s story

Thomas Hardy was one of the greatest English writers of the Victorian era – here’s your chance to become part of his story. Wessex Museums…

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Elmer and Friends

Exhibitions and Events

October 13, 2021

Elmer and Friends march into Dorset Museum for Trium-phant Exhibition

Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee, the first-ever major retrospective of David McKee’s striking illustration will be on display at Dorset Museum…

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Jon Murden

News

September 13, 2021

Museum Director takes up new role!

Dr Jon Murden, Executive Director of Dorset Museum, will be leaving the Museum after 12 years to take on a new role as the chief…

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Child examines ancient pot

Awards

July 6, 2021

Dorset Museum shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award

It’s been announced that Dorset Museum has been shortlisted for a Kids in Museums Family Friendly Award, 2021. The charity ‘Kids in Museums’ has…

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Dorset-Museum-Schools

News

June 10, 2021

Open evening for schools

It gives us great pleasure to invite school staff to our hugely transformed Dorset Museum on Thursday 15th July between 17.30 – 19.30 for FREE.

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Dorset Museum Opening

News

May 28, 2021

Dorset Museum is OPEN!

The long-awaited opening of the Dorset Museum is here, after the £16.4 million redevelopment that started in October 2018. We are open!! Dr Jon Murden…

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Dewlish-Mosaic

Archaeology

January 28, 2021

Roman Mosaic Saved for the Nation!

A Roman mosaic of international importance has been saved for the Nation! Dorset Museum has been successful in its appeal to raise £150,000 to save…

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