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.

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

Collection Blog

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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Elmer and Friends

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…

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Jon Murden

News

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…

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Child examines ancient pot

Awards

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…

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