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.

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Songlines Project (1)


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


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


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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