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.
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.Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
December 2, 2020
Conservators re-install Mosaic in Museum
Over a year after it was lifted to begin construction for the £16 million re-development of Dorset Museum, this 2nd-century Roman mosaic has been reinstalled in…Read more
October 12, 2020
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
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.Read more