Exhibition

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

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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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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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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NHS Unmasked

September 14, 2022

Unmasked

Unmasked is a local, voluntary project that began in the dark days of March 2020, when a new disease called COVID-19 literally stopped the world as we knew it.

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July 4, 2022

I Grew Up 80s

This winter visitors to Dorset Museum are invited to take a trip back in time with the nostalgia-filled exhibition I Grew Up 80s.

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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

February 24, 2022

Take a fresh look at the Victorian novelist and poet, Thomas Hardy, in the stunning Wessex landscapes that shaped his view of the world. His story will be retold in exciting new ways by our museum collections, from period costumes to personal letters, art to archaeology.

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Virus Quilt

February 22, 2022

A Virus a Day Textile Art by Antje Rook

Antje Rook created the A Virus a Day quilt created in response to Covid-19. The Portland artist embroidered one virus for every day of the first 2020 UK lockdown while she was isolating with her partner.

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