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.

Fordington Mosaic Conservation

Archaeology

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…

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Here for Culture

Fundraising

October 12, 2020

Lifeline Grant

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…

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Bee

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…

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Dorset Museum Entrance

History

October 1, 2020

A Museum in the Making

This month we celebrated 175 years when the concept of building a museum to house all of the treasures of Dorset’s rich history was conceived…

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Lord Fellowes of West Stafford

News

August 12, 2020

‘Topping Out’ Milestone

Lord Fellowes of West Stafford joins the staff of Dorset Museum as they celebrate the completion of structural work with Dorset-based construction company Acheson. Despite…

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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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