Great Museums Easter Egg Hunt

March 3, 2023

The Great Museums Easter Trail 2023

Have an egg-stra special start to the Easter holidays with The Great Museums Easter Trail. A family-friendly event from Dorset Museum, The Keep Military Museum, and Shire Hall Museum, you can visit all three museums in one extraordinary afternoon.

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February 10, 2023

ARTIST ROOMS Louise Bourgeois

Explore the work of Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010), one of the most important figures of modern and contemporary art. This spring Dorset Museum will show a major presentation of her work in this ARTIST ROOMS touring exhibition featuring works jointly owned by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland.

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One Step Closer to Heaven by Tony Gill

January 19, 2023

The Art of Seeing: An exhibition of photographs by Dorchester Camera Club

The Club is delighted to have this opportunity to exhibit some of their members’ prints in the Dorset Museum together with an audio-visual presentation.

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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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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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