Dorset buttons were first produced in Shaftesbury in the early 17th century. By the 19th century over 100 different types of button were made in Dorset. These included the High-Top, Dorset Knob, Crosswheel, Blandford Cartwheel and Honeycomb.

Important Announcement

On Friday 2nd June 2023 the cafe TASTE at Dorset Museum cafe will be closed from 2pm
for a private function.