Family (under 5s)

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 4, 2022

I Grew Up 80s

This winter visitors to Dorset Museum are invited to take a trip back in time with the nostalgia-filled exhibition I Grew Up 80s.

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Plastics are not Fantastic

June 6, 2022

Plastics are not Fantastic

In this exhibition students from Weymouth College express their thoughts about the environment through posters, pledges and artwork.

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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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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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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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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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