Adult

Natural Dorset

July 31, 2022

Relaxed Family Opening

Visitors can explore Dorset Museum during this relaxed opening for children with neurodiverse conditions and other sensory processing difficulties. Explore the exhibition and galleries with sound levels at a minimum and screens turned off. There will also be light-touch activities in the Learning Centre.

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July 18, 2022

An Afternoon with Elizabeth Lowry

Spend the afternoon with Elizabeth Lowry for a book signing and reading of her highly praised novel 'The Chosen'. The novel was inspired by Thomas Hardy and his marriage to Emma Gifford.

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Thomas Hardy and the Literature of War

July 12, 2022

Thomas Hardy and the Literature of War

Kate Adie will discuss the writer Thomas Hardy’s changing views on war and conflict with panellists Phillip Mallett and Tai-Chun Ho.

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John Cowper Powys

July 5, 2022

John Cowper Powys: A Man Between Worlds | Dr Kevan Manwaring

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Dorset-based novelist John Cowper Powys, Dr Kevan Manwaring re-examines his influences, oeuvre, and legacy with a special focus on his ‘Wessex Quartet’ of novels (Maiden Castle; Weymouth Sands; A Glastonbury Romance; Wolf Solent).

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People’s Dorset Gallery Tour

July 5, 2022

Dorset Museum Highlights Tour

Explore 250 million years of Dorset’s history in this volunteer-led highlights tour of Dorset Museum. Discover Roman mosaics, fossils from the Jurassic Coast, Thomas Hardy manuscripts and the sculptures of Elisabeth Frink – and plenty more along the way.

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People’s Dorset Gallery Tour

July 5, 2022

Dorset Museum Highlights Tour

Explore 250 million years of Dorset’s history in this volunteer-led highlights tour of Dorset Museum. Discover Roman mosaics, fossils from the Jurassic Coast, Thomas Hardy manuscripts and the sculptures of Elisabeth Frink – and plenty more along the way.

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People’s Dorset Gallery Tour

July 5, 2022

Dorset Museum Highlights Tour

Explore 250 million years of Dorset’s history in this volunteer-led highlights tour of Dorset Museum. Discover Roman mosaics, fossils from the Jurassic Coast, Thomas Hardy manuscripts and the sculptures of Elisabeth Frink – and plenty more along the way.

Read more
People’s Dorset Gallery Tour

July 5, 2022

Dorset Museum Highlights Tour

Explore 250 million years of Dorset’s history in this volunteer-led highlights tour of Dorset Museum. Discover Roman mosaics, fossils from the Jurassic Coast, Thomas Hardy manuscripts and the sculptures of Elisabeth Frink – and plenty more along the way.

Read more
People’s Dorset Gallery Tour

July 5, 2022

Dorset Museum Highlights Tour

Explore 250 million years of Dorset’s history in this volunteer-led highlights tour of Dorset Museum. Discover Roman mosaics, fossils from the Jurassic Coast, Thomas Hardy manuscripts and the sculptures of Elisabeth Frink – and plenty more along the way.

Read more