ReThink Fashion 2023

ReThink Sustainable Fashion Show

27 April 2023, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

As part of a new event ReThink Fashion Dorchester, we are hosting a sustainable fashion show where we’ll be showcasing some amazing ‘slow fashion’ , upcycled, and thrifted creations.
The evening will include a panel of sustainable fashion experts, a runway show, and a small sale – with delicious refreshments!
Here’s the plan!
  • 7:00pm – 7.30pm | Arrivals, mingling, and refreshments
  • 7.30pm – 8.15pm | Panel of sustainable fashion experts with an audience Q&A
  • 8.15pm – 8.30pm | Short break
  • 8.30pm – 9.00pm | Fashion Show
  • 9.00pm – 9.10pm |  Closing remarks
  • 9.10pm – 10:00pm | Clothing sale and soft close

Important Announcement

On Friday 2nd June 2023 the cafe TASTE at Dorset Museum cafe will be closed from 2pm
for a private function.

  • Opening hours:

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

  • Admissions:

    10% discount for Annual Pass or Day Entry booked online using discount code DM01

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  • Dorset Museum

    High West Street
    Dorchester DT1 1XA

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Saturday 22nd – Saturday 29th April 2023

ReThink Fashion Dorchester is a week-long event to promote sustainable fashion! The project aims to highlight the importance of prolonging the life of our clothing and is all about sharing what we all can do to make our fashion choices more eco-friendly. There will be a pre-loved clothing SwopShop and workshops on how to upcycle, mend, and make all around Dorchester. To top it all off, head to Dorset Museum for a sustainable fashion show!

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Roman Town House Tours

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Collections Discovery Centre Tour

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Museum after hours

22 June 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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