With a collection of four million objects to look after, new exhibitions to stage and events to host, there’s always so much going on behind the scenes at Dorset Museum.
Check-in on our blog to find out more about what our staff and volunteers get up to. From researching curiosities in our collection or sharing what goes into curating an exhibition, they’ll share their stories and give you an insider’s view from one of Dorset’s top visitor attractions.
The Victorian Hall will be hosting a private event on Friday 10th June 2022, all day and Saturday 11th June 2022, 12 noon to 5:00 pm, and therefore will be closed to visitors.
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…Read more
February 16, 2022
Dorset Museum lends objects to landmark Stonehenge exhibition at British Museum
Dorset Museum is one of a number of major institutions across Europe lending objects to a major exhibition at the British Museum, opening on 17…Read more
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…Read more
November 2, 2021
Become part of Thomas Hardy’s story
Thomas Hardy was one of the greatest English writers of the Victorian era – here’s your chance to become part of his story. Wessex Museums…Read more
January 28, 2021
Roman Mosaic Saved for the Nation!
A Roman mosaic of international importance has been saved for the Nation! Dorset Museum has been successful in its appeal to raise £150,000 to save…Read more
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…Read more
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…Read more
April 30, 2020
The Bond Family, 1848
Meet the team at IFACS Bristol, who are currently conserving this very precious picture of The Bond Family for the display in the new Museum.Read more
April 29, 2020
A day in the life of….Bethany Palumbo
Bethany Palumbo is a Conservator specialising in the preservation of Natural History Collections. Over the next few months, she will be conserving several specimens for…Read more