Arts

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

Christmas Crafts

November 23, 2022

Christmas ArtyFacts

Make Victorian decoupage gift boxes, tags and tree decorations for your friends and family.

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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 | Jukebox Workshop

Vinyl Van in collaboration with Dorset Museum will open its doors from 4-6pm in our iconic Victorian Hall and invite customers to take part in a Juke Box session and choose songs from the extensive range of records from the shop.

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The Whalebone Theatre

October 13, 2022

Joanna Quinn in conversation with Tracy Chevalier

Spend an evening with Joanna Quinn and best-selling author Tracy Chevalier as they discuss Quinn’s debut novel, The Whalebone Theatre, a brilliant coming-of-age story set in Dorset before and during World War II.

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October 12, 2022

Bog Bodies | Dr Melanie Giles

Dr Melanie Giles shares the latest thinking about the phenomenon: explaining the science behind their preservation and the challenges this creates for museum curators, as well as discussing the ethics of displaying such remains.

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October 12, 2022

Banksy in Dorset | Professor Paul Gough

Join Professor Paul Gough, as he draws specific references to Dorset through his examination of the artists’ work over the past three decades.

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Arty August

October 12, 2022

I Grew Up 80s ArtyFacts

Make your own 1980s inspired photo frames with classic 80s shapes and patterns.

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Arty August

October 12, 2022

I Grew Up 80s ArtyFacts

Use modelling clay, plastercine and play dough to create your own 1980s inspired creatures.

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