Tours

Store Tour

23 October 2024, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Join our collections team for an exclusive opportunity to explore behind the scenes at our state-of-the-art Collections Discovery Centre. Get closer to our collections, including natural history, art, archaeology, and social history. Learn more about the ongoing work to care for and catalogue them, visit our Conservation Studio, and see exciting objects that have recently been acquired.

Tours are free for Members and Adult/Concession ticket holders but must be booked in advance. If you are not currently an Adult/Concession ticket holder (which allows entry to the Museum & Art Gallery for a year), you can purchase this when booking your CDC tour – your ticket is valid from the date of the tour.

Each tour is limited to 12 participants. Families are encouraged to join, and wheelchair users can easily access the facility.

 

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Special Display

4 July – 6 September 2024

Fashioning our World

This exhibition special display showcases a project with local young people working alongside Dorset Museum & Art Gallery team as part of Fashioning our World with Salisbury Museum.

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Community Exhibition

10 July - 26 September 2024.

Sensing the Past

"Sensing the Past" was a collaborative and co-produced project involving The Dorset Blind Association, Dorset Museum & Art Gallery, and Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre.

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Festival of Archaeology

13-28 July 2024

Festival of Archaeology | Events

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.

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Special Exhibition

19 July - 3 November 2024

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the world-famous exhibition from the Natural History Museum, is returning to Dorset Museum & Art Gallery

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Family Activity

19 July - 1 September 2024

Summer Animal Trail

Get ready to embark on a wild adventure! This summer, join in on our animal-spotting trail around the museum.

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FULLY BOOKED

24 July 2024, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Store Tour

Join our Collections Team for an opportunity to explore behind the scenes in the Museum’s Collections Discovery Centre.

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Family Activity

24 July 2024, 10:00am - 12:00noon

Wildlife Wednesday

Come and join us every Wednesday during the school holidays for a wild adventure in the galleries.

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Dorset Museum Music Society

24 July 2024, 7:30pm

Korros Ensemble

The Korros Ensemble, made up of flute, clarinet, and harp players, has been playing together since they formed in 2001 during their time at the Royal Academy of Music. They aim to bring a fresh twist to chamber music by putting their own spin on classic pieces. Their performances are full of energy and style, creating a rich and captivating musical experience.

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Festival of Archaeology | Lecture

25 July 2024, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Reimagining Roundhouses | Trevor Creighton

In this special lecture for the 2024 Festival of Archaeology, Trevor Creighton will discuss the way in which we have come to form our ideas of what late prehistoric roundhouses were like, and why we need to reimagine them.

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