Projects

Bringing Dorset Museum to the widest possible audience.

Dorset Museum holds wonderful collections that link to stories of Dorset’s people and places throughout the centuries. Because of this, the Museum is host to a wide range of special projects.

Stephenjohn Holgate

Literature

October 3, 2022

Bridport Prize Black Writer Residency: Stephenjohn Holgate

The Plan When I look back at my week’s residency with the Museum of Dorchester and the Bridport Prize, I have a jumble of handwritten…

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Grace Peters Clarke and P J Harvey

Literature

September 28, 2022

Bridport Prize Black Writer Residency: Grace Peters Clarke

When I applied for the Bridport Prize Black Writer Residency, I was excited about the prospect of spending an entire week in the countryside, with…

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Community

June 17, 2022

Community Quilt Making Project

We are currently undertaking a community quilt project in relation to Antje Rook’s “A virus a day” quilt which was on display in the community…

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Bridport-Prize-2022

Literature

April 27, 2022

Bridport Prize Black Writer Residency winners at the Dorset Museum

Grace Peters-Clarke and Stephenjohn Holgate from Birmingham recently arrived in Dorchester for a visit ahead of their residencies in April and June as winners of…

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People First Exhibition

Community

April 22, 2022

The Environment and Me Project

On Saturday 2nd April 2022, an exhibition of artwork by members of People First Dorset in response to Climate Change was displayed at Dorset Museum…

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Songlines Project (1)

Schools

January 20, 2022

Dorset Songlines project begins at Dorset Museum

A performing arts project led by Dorchester Arts in partnership with Geof Edge, Dorset Museum, DASP Music and The Thomas Hardye School The Dorset Songlines…

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Bee and Buttercups Jonathan North © 2020

Enviroment

January 12, 2022

The Urban Nature Project

Dorset Museum is working in partnership with Natural History Museum and others across the UK to start a new urban nature movement. Dorset Museum is…

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The Hardy Players

Heritage

April 1, 2010

Hardy’s Wessex brought to life – The Story of Dorchester’s ‘Hardy Players’

This Heritage Lottery-funded project uncovered the story of the Hardy Players – an amateur dramatic society in Dorchester, Dorset, who adapted and staged the…

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