Education

Tim Laycock

May 25, 2022

Wessex Folk Tales: Story-telling with Tim Laycock

Participatory folk stories and songs for all the family.

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Tim Laycock

May 25, 2022

Fireside tales from Wessex: Story-telling with Tim Laycock

Participatory folk stories and songs for all the family.

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Susan_Greaney

May 17, 2022

A persistent place: a new chronology for Neolithic Dorchester

The area underneath and around the town of Dorchester was an important place for Neolithic people, who built a variety of monuments here over a period of 2000 years. In this talk, Dr Susan Greaney discusses the research project that has obtained radiocarbon dates from samples of antler picks, charcoal and human remains held in the Dorset Museum collection and has been able to build a brand new chronology for the monuments.

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Robert Mackenzie

March 29, 2022

Robin Mackenzie Wood Engraving Workshop

This one-day workshop is perfect for beginners looking to learn a new technique, or for those who have done a little engraving and wish to progress their technique further.

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Portesham Mirror

March 29, 2022

Sunday ArtyFacts

Celebrate the Festival of Archaeology by creating your own embossed Celtic art inspired by the Iron Age mirrors in the People's Dorset Gallery.

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Ridgeway Vikings

March 29, 2022

The Ridgeway Vikings: New research and findings | Dr Heather Tamminen

Using modern digital technology, the sharp force of trauma on these individuals has been reappraised to see what new information can be learned.

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Hardys Wessex

March 29, 2022

Hardy’s Wessex

Join exhibition curator Harriet Still to hear more about the themes and stories of our landmark Hardy's Wessex exhibition.

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Dorset Buttons

March 29, 2022

Dorset Button making day

Join Dorset button maker and artist Anna McDowell to explore the history of Dorset button-making and take part in a workshop to make your own buttons.

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Maumbury Rings by John Everett

March 29, 2022

Hardy’s Wessex: Drawing on the ancient past

This six-week course led by artist Helen Garrett will take you on a creative journey through Thomas Hardy’s work, inspirations and Dorset Museum’s collections.

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