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.

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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Ridgeway Vikings

News

July 12, 2023

Vikings invade Dorset Museum as part of special events during the Festival of Archaeology

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the Vikings at Dorset Museum on Sunday 16 July 2023. This is part of a series of special…

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Kids Go Free

News

July 3, 2023

Kids go free every day of the year at Dorset Museum

Dorset Museum is delighted to announce that from Monday 3rd July all children under 17 will be able to come and enjoy 250 million years…

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Roman Town House Wedding

News

June 5, 2023

Dorset Museum will now hold wedding ceremonies at the Roman Town House in Dorchester

Dorset Museum has extended its wedding portfolio and are now able to hold outdoor wedding ceremonies at the Roman Town House in Dorchester. Just a…

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Polar Frame © Dmitry Kokh, Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Exhibitions and Events

June 5, 2023

Stunning images unveiled as Wildlife Photographer of the Year comes to Dorset in July

The prestigious exhibition showcasing the best photography globally is not to be missed The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a world-renowned exhibition…

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Clair Dixon

News

April 13, 2023

Dorset Museum appoints new Executive Director

Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society are delighted to announce it has appointed Claire Dixon as its new Executive Director. Claire is currently Director of…

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PJ Harvey with Orlam

Literature

March 28, 2023

Items gifted by singer-songwriter PJ Harvey go on display at Dorset Museum

An archive of items gifted to Dorset Museum by PJ Harvey on the publication of her Dorset dialect poem Orlam, has gone on display.

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