Objects in Focus

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On 10 February 2023
Artist Dorset Gallery
will be closed all-day

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Collection Blog

January 6, 2023

Collecting Evolutionary Ideas: Alfred Russel Wallace’s Exotic Bird Skins

In the Museum’s Natural History collection, we have over 80 bird skins collected by the naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace.  A majority were collected during…

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Hayden-Princess-1

Collection Blog

July 25, 2022

Dorset Museum’s largest and heaviest artefact ?

Some of the many artefacts in the Dorset Museum’s collections are on display in the galleries and some are held in store, but…

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Thomas Hardy Carol Book

Collection Blog

December 5, 2021

Carols, Songs and Dancing

The Musical Heritage of Thomas Hardy’s Family One of the most interesting items in the Thomas Hardy collection is the music book that belonged to…

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