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 this journey and we’ll share our news with you from exhibitions, acquisitions, awards, and everyday Museum life here in Dorset.

Dorset Museum Building

News

January 10, 2024

Dorset Museum & Art Gallery has been awarded a grant of approximately £250K by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

The Dorset Museum & Art Gallery is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded a generous grant of £250k from the National Lottery Heritage…

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Stalbridge Middle Bronze Age Hoard Appeal. Rights Holder: Surrey County Council CC BY 2.0 DEED

Appeal

November 2, 2023

Stalbridge Middle Bronze Age Hoard Appeal

Dorset Museum and Art Gallery is hoping to acquire a highly unusual and important group of bronze objects dating to the Middle Bronze Age. Middle…

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Charlton Marshall Gold Stater Hoard The British Museum CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 DEED

Appeal

November 2, 2023

Charlton Marshall Gold Stater Hoard Appeal

Dorset Museum & Art Gallery is hoping to acquire a group of 40 gold stater coins found at Charlton Marshall, dating to the 2nd century…

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Appeal

November 2, 2023

Elisabeth Frink: A View from Within | Fundraising Appeal

Dorset Museum & Art Gallery are seeking donations to help raise a shortfall in exhibition costs for the forthcoming major exhibition Elisabeth Frink: A View…

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VisitEnglandGold

News

October 12, 2023

VisitEngland Gold Visitor Attraction Accolade for Dorset Museum & Art Gallery

Dorset Museum & Art Gallery has achieved official recognition as one of the top tourist destinations in the region. It has earned the prestigious gold…

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Urban Nature Project

News

September 19, 2023

Getting back to nature with a FREE science-based workshop at Dorset Museum

As part of a national project, Dorset Museum is offering schools free curriculum-linked workshops.  Aimed at Key Stage 2, pupils will gain a unique…

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Volunteer

Elisabeth Frink

September 8, 2023

Dorset Museum are looking for volunteer stewards for upcoming exhibition

Dorset Museum are looking for new volunteers to support the stewarding of a major new exhibition opening on 2 December 2023. Elisabeth Frink: A View…

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Elisabeth Frink standing with Goggle and Tribute heads, Woolland House grounds, 1984. Image © Christine Fauto/ Artist © in Elisabeth Frink images courtesy of Bree and Tully Jammet/ Courtesy of Dorset History Centre.

Elisabeth Frink

September 4, 2023

Dorset Museum presents major exhibition of Elisabeth Frink’s Dorset life and work

An exhibition that will reveal an intimate portrait of the celebrated British sculptor Elisabeth Frink is to open at the beginning of December at Dorset…

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Askerswell Hoard

Archaeology

August 10, 2023

A rare Roman coin hoard acquired by Dorset Museum in 2022 has gone on display

The hoard of Roman coins was found in the parish of Askerswell in West Dorset in 2017 during a metal detecting rally.  A selection…

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