Dorset

Knowlton Rings

June 20, 2022

Hidden Patterns in the South Dorset Landscape | Jonathan Harwood

The positions of churches in the South Dorset Landscape, when connected together by straight lines reveal deliberate and meaningful patterns. 

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A water meadow scene, near Dorchester by Henry Joseph Moule

June 19, 2022

The Magic and Myth of Watermeadows | Dr Kathy Stearne

The origins of water meadows are lost in medieval times. Surface water irrigation expanded in Wessex and throughout England from the sixteenth century and was a sustainable intensive integrated agricultural system until the twentieth century. This talk looks at the origins of water meadows in England.

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South Dorset Ridgeway Barrows

June 19, 2022

The Extraordinary Prehistoric Landscape Under Your Feet And Up The Hills | Steve Wallis

In this talk Steve Wallis is to explore the prehistoric landscape of the Dorchester area, covering the changes over time and the different types of monuments and remains.

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Plastics are not Fantastic

June 6, 2022

Plastics are not Fantastic

In this exhibition students from Weymouth College express their thoughts about the environment through posters, pledges and artwork.

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Hardy’s Wessex

May 27, 2022

Museum after hours

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

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Tim Laycock

May 25, 2022

Wessex Folk Tales: Story-telling with Tim Laycock

Participatory folk stories and songs for all the family.

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Tim Laycock

May 25, 2022

Fireside tales from Wessex: Story-telling with Tim Laycock

Participatory folk stories and songs for all the family.

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Susan_Greaney

May 17, 2022

A persistent place: a new chronology for Neolithic Dorchester

The area underneath and around the town of Dorchester was an important place for Neolithic people, who built a variety of monuments here over a period of 2000 years. In this talk, Dr Susan Greaney discusses the research project that has obtained radiocarbon dates from samples of antler picks, charcoal and human remains held in the Dorset Museum collection and has been able to build a brand new chronology for the monuments.

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Maiden-Castle-Skeletons

March 29, 2022

Quiet Open Evening

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

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