Exhibiting With Us

Are you an artist or group interested in exhibiting in one of our spaces?

Read on before deciding whether to submit a proposal and which space could suit you.

We receive many proposals, and can only select a small number of exhibitions each year. Every proposal is discussed by a panel that meets around three times a year, so please do not expect an immediate response. We try to acknowledge every proposal.

Would you like to submit a proposal?
  • Email (not more than 2 sides of A4) an outline of your proposed exhibition to [email protected]
  • Let us know which space your proposal is for.
  • Attach digital example images to your email, but do not send or deliver any original or unique materials, as we cannot guarantee their return.
  • If your proposal meets our aims, we will get in touch to ask for more information.

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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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