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.

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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Roman Road Dorset Museum

Archaeology

August 31, 2018

Archaeology in Action

Context One Archaeological Services started the archaeological excavation at Dorset Museum, Dorchester on 25th June 2018. This is being carried out in advance of the…

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Dippy on Tour

Exhibitions and Events

July 11, 2018

Dippy: He came, you visited, we conquered!

Just over two months ago staff and volunteers from the Dorset Museum were joined by hundreds of well-wishers to say farewell to Dippy the dinosaur,…

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