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

  • Admissions:

    Pre-booking essential for all visits.

  • Dorset Museum

    High West Street
    Dorchester DT1 1XA

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  • For more information
    [email protected]

Special Exhibitions

28 May – 5 September 2021

Alchemy: Artefacts Reimagined

Wessex Museums invited artist Ann-Marie James to explore the collections of our four partner museums, then choose an object from each to inspire a series…

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Online Exhibition


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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Oct 2021 - January 2022

Elmer and Friends

Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee An exhibition from Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books. For the first time ever,…

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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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Open Evening

15 July 2021

Open evening for schools

It gives us great pleasure to invite school staff to our hugely transformed Dorset Museum on Thursday 15th July between 17.30 – 19.30 for FREE.

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