Family (under 5s)

Christmas & New Year Opening Times 

Sat 24 December | CLOSED
Sun 25 December | CLOSED
Mon 26 December | CLOSED
Tues 27 Dec | OPEN, Bank Holiday hours
Wed 28 Dec | OPEN, normal hours
Thurs 29 Dec | OPEN, normal hours
Fri 30 Dec | OPEN, normal hours
Sat 31 Dec | OPEN – 9am to 3pm (early closing)
Sun 1 Jan 2023 | CLOSED
Mon 2 Jan | OPEN, Bank Holiday hours
Tues 3 Jan | OPEN, normal hours

Artyfacts

February 23, 2022

Sunday ArtyFacts

Have fun with stencils and create your own printed fabric based on flowers and natural forms in our Dorset artist and Natural Dorset galleries.

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Artyfacts

February 23, 2022

Sunday ArtyFacts

Create colourful wax resist and collaged patchwork patterns and shapes inspired by Valentine Ackland's jacket from our Dorset Artists gallery. Make your own cards and bookmarks with colourful designs to take home.

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Artyfacts

February 23, 2022

Sunday ArtyFacts

Create your own Victorian peg doll of a soldier, lady, gentleman. farmer or shepherd based on the costumes, paintings and photographs from the Hardy's Wessex exhibition and the Hardy's Gallery.

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Hardy_Paper_Birds

February 23, 2022

Sunday ArtyFacts

Create birds and words paper craft - origami birds made from folded photocopied poems and words from Hardy’s novels to form part of large installation in the museum, make two and take one home.

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Portesham Mirror

February 23, 2022

Sunday ArtyFacts

Create your own Celtic art inspired by the Iron Age mirrors in the People's Dorset Gallery.

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Artyfacts

February 23, 2022

Sunday ArtyFacts

Get creative and decorate your own Easter bonnet or soldier's hat inspired by the costumes and characters in our Hardy's Dorset Gallery.

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Artyfacts

February 23, 2022

Sunday ArtyFacts

Create your own landscape of Dorset using air-drying clay. Join us during our slab carving workshop, inspired by our Scene through Wood exhibition.

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Artyfacts

February 23, 2022

Sunday ArtyFacts

Get creative and make fish and spiders with a 3D effect. Join us during our 3D themed workshop, inspired by the Scene through Wood exhibition.

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Virus Quilt

February 22, 2022

A Virus a Day Textile Art by Antje Rook

Antje Rook created the A Virus a Day quilt created in response to Covid-19. The Portland artist embroidered one virus for every day of the first 2020 UK lockdown while she was isolating with her partner.

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