The Critter Clan presents Plagues, Pests & Parasites! 🕷️

12 March 2023

Corn Exchange, High West Street, Dorchester, DT1 1HF

Imagine watching “Horrible Histories” but with some of nature’s weirdest creatures and discovering their impact on us as humans, be it useful or indeed a little bit gruesome!

Being held at Dorchester’s Town Hall in the Corn Exchange (DT1 1HF) visitors will be able to get up close and personal with some amazing creatures from all over the world. Including medical marvels, perilous pests, and infesting parasites normally reserved for TV programmes.

Dare you join us as we bring nature alive in these amazingly fun, educational, and interactive sessions.

There are 5 x half-hour sessions available – tickets are limited so be sure to grab yours by clicking the “book now” button!


Corn Exchange
High West Street
Dorchester DT1 1HF


Dorchester Science Festival returns with an exciting 10-day programme of events to celebrate British Science Week. Activities will be hosted by a range of partner organisations.

More information – Facebook @DorchesterScienceFestival


A small, family-fun business that focuses on fun, educational experiences for all age groups!  Our teaching methods have been specially designed with holistic learning as a core ethos, we embrace the inert curiosity humans possess and through our fun, interactive visits, you will explore the wonderful world of creatures from around the world and come to discover more about them.

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Community Exhibition

18 February - 22 June 2023

The Art of Seeing: An exhibition of photographs by Dorchester Camera Club

The Club is delighted to have this opportunity to exhibit some of their members’ prints in the Dorset Museum together with an audio-visual presentation.

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21 March 2023, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Archaeology Highlights Tour

Explore archaeological treasures held by Dorset Museum – from Bronze Age gold to medieval silver -  in this volunteer-led tour.

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Special Exhibition

22 March - 25 June 2023

ARTIST ROOMS: Louise Bourgeois

Explore the work of Louise Bourgeois (1911–2010), one of the most important figures of modern and contemporary art. This spring Dorset Museum will show a major presentation of her work in this Artist Rooms touring exhibition featuring works jointly owned by Tate and the National Galleries of Scotland.

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Dorset Museum Music Society

22 March 2023, 7:30pm

Cordiera Piano Trio

A varied programme ranging from J.S. Bach’s most revolutionary son to a vivid and exciting contemporary American work by way of two pillars of the standard chamber music repertoire.

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Museum after hours

23 March 2023, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

FREE | Museum After Hours

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

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23 March 2023, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Joanna Quinn in conversation with Tracy Chevalier

Spend an evening with Joanna Quinn and best-selling author Tracy Chevalier as they discuss Quinn’s debut novel, The Whalebone Theatre, a brilliant coming-of-age story set in Dorset before and during World War II.

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Special Event

24 March 2023, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

This is Now

The Friendly Society of Artistic Labourers and Dorset Museum invites you to a spectacular showcase of contemporary art, design, media, music, and performance. Inspired by…

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28 March 2023, 11:00am - 12:00noon

Dorset Museum Highlights Tour

Explore 250 million years of Dorset’s history in this volunteer-led highlights tour of Dorset Museum. Discover Roman mosaics, fossils from the Jurassic Coast, Thomas Hardy manuscripts and the sculptures of Elisabeth Frink – and plenty more along the way.

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1 April 2023, 10:00am to 4:30pm

One day life painting pose

This is a structured class that will take students through the traditional monochrome underpainting approach to painting the figure in oils. Same pose all day…

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