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.

Elizabeth Selby

News

February 16, 2022

Dorset Museum appoints Elizabeth Selby as Interim Director and Jean Lang as Chair of Trustees

Elizabeth Selby has been appointed Interim Director of Dorset Museum and the Dorset and Natural History and Archaeological Society by the Society’s Board of Trustees,…

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Clandon Barrow Gold Lozenge

Archaeology

February 16, 2022

Dorset Museum lends objects to landmark Stonehenge exhibition at British Museum

Dorset Museum is one of a number of major institutions across Europe lending objects to a major exhibition at the British Museum, opening on 17…

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Alex Briggs

News

February 11, 2022

Alex takes on Dorset community engagement role

We’re pleased to announce that Alex Briggs has been appointed as Learning and Community Co-ordinator at Dorset Museum. In this important role, she will be…

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Wedding Fair

News

February 1, 2022

Dorset Museum’s first Wedding Fair!

Dorset Museum is excited to announce its first Wedding Fair to be held on Sunday 20th February 2022, 11:00 am -3:00 pm. Working alongside a…

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Reconstruct by Amanda Chambers

Exhibitions and Events

January 13, 2022

Quiet Revolutions: Works inspired by Sylvia Townsend Warner and Valentine Ackland

Quiet Revolutions is an exhibition of ceramic pieces inspired by the lives of Sylvia Townsend Warner and Valentine Ackland that will run from 22nd January…

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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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Volunteer Awards 2021

News

November 22, 2021

Volunteer Awards 2021

‘Making a difference’ To show our appreciation for our volunteers we held an award ceremony on Friday 19th November. In celebrating and acknowledging the support…

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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 local residents Mike and Rachel. Having recently been granted a licence 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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