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.
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.Read more
March 20, 2023
Dorset Museum to take part in Athelhampton Attic and Charity sale this Saturday
Dorset Museum is one of two charities taking part in an ‘Attic and Charity auction’ at Athelhampton House this coming Saturday 25 March from 2:00pm.Read more
March 16, 2023
Dorset Museum acquires rare gold and rock crystal pendant dating to the 6th or 7th century
Dorset Museum is delighted to announce that it has acquired a rare gold and rock crystal pendant dating to the 6th or 7th century…Read more
Exhibitions and Events
March 6, 2023
This is Now!
Working in partnership with Weymouth College and The Friendly Society of Artistic Labourers,’ This is Now’ explores Dorset Museum’s collection and looks at how creative…Read more
February 8, 2023
Free Wedding Fair at Dorset Museum this March
To help couples plan their forthcoming nuptials, the Museum is holding its Spring Wedding Fair on Sunday 5 March 2023, from 11:00…Read more
February 7, 2023
The Art of Seeing: An exhibition of photographs by Dorchester Camera Club
One Step Closer to Heaven by Tony Gill Dorchester Camera Club is presenting its The Art of Seeing exhibition at the Dorset Museum in Dorchester from…Read more
February 6, 2023
Dorset Museum to reunite Gainsborough husband and wife portraits
Portraits of Elizabeth and John Bragge by Thomas Gainsborough Dorset Museum is delighted to announce that it has taken guardianship of A Portrait of Elizabeth Bragge by…Read more
January 30, 2023
Dorset Museum celebrates winning four awards at Dorset Tourism Awards, including Gold for Accessible tourism
Staff and volunteers are celebrating after picking up four trophies at the 10th Dorset Tourism Awards held at the Tank Museum in Bovington last…Read more
November 29, 2022
Dorset Museum named finalist in four Dorset Tourism Awards
Dorset Museum has been named a finalist in four Dorset Tourism Award categories. After their Silver Award in the 2021/22 Dorset Tourism…Read more