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.

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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Here for Culture

Fundraising

October 12, 2020

Lifeline Grant

Dorset Museum is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. £257 million of investment has been announced…

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Bee

Exhibitions and Events

October 6, 2020

Wildlife in the Red

The Wessex Museums partnership is pitching in against biodiversity loss. ‘Wildlife in the Red’ is the title of their virtual exhibition. The strapline is ‘Once…

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Dorset Museum Entrance

History

October 1, 2020

A Museum in the Making

This month we celebrated 175 years when the concept of building a museum to house all of the treasures of Dorset’s rich history was conceived…

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Lord Fellowes of West Stafford

News

August 12, 2020

‘Topping Out’ Milestone

Lord Fellowes of West Stafford joins the staff of Dorset Museum as they celebrate the completion of structural work with Dorset-based construction company Acheson. Despite…

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Pupils from Dorchester Middle School taking part in the Kids in Museums Takeover Day in association with Acheson Construction

News

November 25, 2019

Kids in Museums

As part of the national initiative Takeover Day in Museums, children from Dorchester Middle School were invited onto the site of the NEW Dorset Museum.

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The Portesham Iron Age Mirror

Archaeology

November 10, 2019

Ancient Dorset inspires poet

The Dorset Museum was approached by Dr Melanie Giles of the University of Manchester, to use one of its most iconic Iron Age burials in…

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