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.
Exhibitions and Events
October 13, 2021
Elmer and Friends march into Dorset Museum for Trium-phant Exhibition
Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee, the first-ever major retrospective of David McKee’s striking illustration will be on display at Dorset Museum…Read more
September 13, 2021
Museum Director takes up new role!
Dr Jon Murden, Executive Director of Dorset Museum, will be leaving the Museum after 12 years to take on a new role as the chief…Read more
July 6, 2021
Dorset Museum shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award
It’s been announced that Dorset Museum has been shortlisted for a Kids in Museums Family Friendly Award, 2021. The charity ‘Kids in Museums’ has…Read more
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