Music

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 | 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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August 16, 2022

Frei aber Einsam (Free but lonely)

Special late opening: The Dorset Museum is free to visit for concert ticket holders from 6.30pm Tickets £30/£10 (students & universal credit) Free entry to 25…

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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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Victoria Sayles by Dan Johnson

February 15, 2022

Victoria Sayles and Kirsty Barry

A visit from two musicians with strong local connections. Violinist, Victoria (Dorchester born and bred) now enjoys an international career having recently been appointed leader of the Royal Swedish Opera Orchestra while Pianist, Kirsty will be remembered as a former member of staff at Thomas Hardye School.

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Connaught Brass

February 15, 2022

Connaught Brass

Connaught Brass are quickly making a name for themselves as a fresh talent in the chamber music world

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Ruisi Quartet

February 15, 2022

Ruisi Quartet

Celebrated for their deeply engaging performances of early repertoire alongside championing progressive new music, the critically-acclaimed Ruisi Quartet has established a reputation as a charismatic and expressive young ensemble.

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The Mithras Trio

February 8, 2022

The Mithras Trio

A most interesting programme offering a Grieg rarity, and an early masterpiece by Brahms flanking a piece by Hungarian composer Ivan Erod whose work is said to show the influence of folk music, serialism and jazz - an interesting mix indeed!

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Ugnius Pauliukonis

February 8, 2022

Ugnius Pauliukonis, Pianist

Ugnius Pauliukonis, Pianist, Chamber Musician and Educator. His creating field in classical music performances ranging from Early Baroque to late 20th and early 21st-century music.

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