Amazing Archaeology

Amazing Archaeology

25 July 2021

25 July 2021

We are celebrating the Festival of Archaeology in July.

Roll up your sleeves and dig deep into our craft activities this month as we explore the fascinating finds in our collection.

  • This FREE event is included as a part of your entrance ticket/annual pass or membership
  • Donations for materials welcome
  • Suitable for under 11s
  • Maximum of 1 adult to supervise children in each group
  • Maximum of 30 people for each session
  • Sessions run at 11 am and 2 pm for 45 mins – 1 hour

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

  • Opening hours:

    Daily: 9.00am - 4.30pm
    Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Bank Holidays: 10.00am - 4.00pm

  • Dorset Museum

    High West Street
    Dorchester DT1 1XA

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  • This event is FREE with admission, donation for materials welcome.
  • Numbers will be monitored to comply with Covid safety.
  • Location: The John White Learning Centre, Dorset Museum.

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Co-ordinated by the Council for British Archaeology, the Festival offers hundreds of events nationwide, organised by museums, heritage organisations, national and country parks, universities, local societies, and community archaeologists.

The Festival of Archaeology will take place between 17 July 2021 – 1 Aug 2021.

Find out more