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 a 100-word 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.
  • Opening hours:

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

  • Admissions:

    Annual Pass or Day Entry available

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    High West Street
    Dorchester DT1 1XA

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  • For more information
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Online Exhibition

Online

Wildlife in the Red

Online Exhibition: Wildlife in the Red The Wessex Museums partnership is pitching in against biodiversity loss. ‘Wildlife in the Red’ is the title of their…

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Exhibition

13 October 2021 - 9 January 2022

Elmer and Friends

Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee 13 October 2021 to 9 January 2022 An exhibition from Seven Stories: The National Centre for…

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Exhibition

28 May – 24 October 2021

A Museum in the Making

Dorchester artist Peter Runeckles was given unique access to the Museum construction site between 2018 and 2020. Working alongside the team from Acheson Construction, a…

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Theatre

FULLY BOOKED

The New Hardy Player’s The Mayor of Casterbridge

6 October 2021, 7 pm [FULLY BOOKED] The New Hardy Players bring their most ambitious production to date, combining live performance, film, and archive photography. …

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Black History Month

11 October 2021

Who was the Waddon Man?

11 October 2021, 2 pm For almost 400 years the skull of an unknown person was kept at Waddon Manor. Local folklore said that an…

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Talk

21 October 2021

Tracy Chevalier: The Importance of Place

21 October 2021, 7 pm Tracy Chevalier’s bestselling historical novels are set in various parts of the world: Holland, Ohio, California, southern France,…

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Dorset Museum Music Society

27 October 2021

Antonina Suhanova, Pianist

27 October 2021, 7.30 pm After her early training in Latvia, Antonina moved to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London where she…

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Dorset Museum Music Society

17 November 2021

Barbican Quartet

17 November 2021, 7.30 pm Acclaimed for their “gusto, comradeship and sharp attack” (The Times), the Barbican Quartet was formed at the Guildhall School…

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