Archaeology

Collections-Discovery-Centre-Tour

March 28, 2024

Store Tour

Join our Collections Team for an opportunity to explore behind the scenes in the Museum’s Collections Discovery Centre.

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Collections-Discovery-Centre-Tour

March 28, 2024

Store Tour

Join our Collections Team for an opportunity to explore behind the scenes in the Museum’s Collections Discovery Centre.

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Collections-Discovery-Centre-Tour

March 28, 2024

Store Tour

Join our Collections Team for an opportunity to explore behind the scenes in the Museum’s Collections Discovery Centre.

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Collections-Discovery-Centre-Tour

March 26, 2024

Store Tour

Join our Collections Team for an opportunity to explore behind the scenes in the Museum’s Collections Discovery Centre.

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Stalbridge Middle Bronze Age Hoard Appeal. Rights Holder: Surrey County Council CC BY 2.0 DEED

February 21, 2024

Saving Treasure for Dorset: The Stalbridge and Charlton Marshall hoards

Join Dr Clare Randall for this afternoon talk, to find out more about two fascinating archaeological hoards that Dorset Museum & Art Gallery are currently raising funds to save for the county.

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Cerne Abbas Giant from the air (c) National Trust Images Mike Calnan James Dobson

February 4, 2024

Cerne Giant and other Wessex Hill Figures

The Cerne Abbas Giant is one of the most recognisable and talked about hill figures in the UK. This special conference draws upon recent excavations and new research by the National Trust, led by Martin Papworth, and offers the opportunity to explore the giant in relationship to other significant hill figures in the region.

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Valley of Stones (c) Mark North 2015

November 3, 2023

Revealing the Hidden Heritage of West Dorset | Dr Anne Teather

In July 2023, Anne Teather and the organisation she runs, Past Participate, made national headlines when their discovery of a rare “polissoir”, or polishing stone in the Valley of the Stones, west Dorset, was announced. The stone was used 5,000 years ago by Neolithic people to hone tools such as axes. In this afternoon's talk, Anne reveals the story of this major find, as well as the work Past Participate do to connect local people with the archaeology of the region.

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September 14, 2023

John Brown in Dorchester

Discover the story of John Brown in this special talk for Black History Month.

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Dorset-Museum-Objects-The-Newton-Peverill-Jadeite-Axe

September 6, 2023

What’s new in the British and Irish Neolithic? | Dr Alison Sheridan

While the past doesn’t change, our knowledge and understanding of it are being transformed by new discoveries and new research – and this is especially the case with the Neolithic period, the time of the first farming communities from the late 5th millennium to around 2500 BCE. This lecture offers some highlights from the past decade or so.

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