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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

Natural-Dorset

November 29, 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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November 16, 2022

Drawing Into Life – 6 Week Creative Course

Winter can be a deeply creative time. We notice luminous landscapes, animals scuttling into their shelters or out searching for food, tempestuous weather patterns, colours, and endless changing skies.

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1980s Family Disco

November 9, 2022

I Grew Up 80s | Opening Disco

Travel back in time and celebrate the opening of our new exhibition- I Grew up 80s with a family-themed disco and family craft activities.

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November 9, 2022

I Grew Up 80s | Joy of Decks

Vinyl Van in collaboration with Dorset Museum will open its doors from 7.30 – 10 pm in our iconic Victorian Hall and invite customers to take over the decks, spinning their favorite tunes as part of a special 1980s-themed Joy of Decks event.

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November 4, 2022

Dating the Cerne Abbas Giant | Martin Papworth

In March 2020, in the final week before Covid lockdown, the National Trust excavated four small trenches across the feet and elbows of the Cerne Abbas Giant.

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October 18, 2022

FREE Family Archaeology Workshop

A chance to look at a range of Archaeological material found across Dorset, with Ciorstaidh, Finds Liaison Officer with the Portable Antiquities Team at Dorset Council. This event is FREE of charge.

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Maiden-Castle-Skeletons

October 17, 2022

FREE Museum After Hours

Join us for an opportunity to explore the Museum at this free late opening.

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Maiden-Castle-Skeletons

October 17, 2022

FREE Museum After Hours

Join us for an opportunity to explore the Museum at this free late opening.

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Maiden-Castle-Skeletons

October 17, 2022

FREE Museum After Hours

Join us for an opportunity to explore the Museum at this free late opening.

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