Let us take you on a journey spanning 250 million years, and explore Dorset’s natural world, archaeology, history, art, and culture along the way.
Fascinating objects, films, audio, and touchscreens tell Dorset’s stories in exciting new ways, across four galleries of internationally and nationally important collections.
With lots of interactive and touch objects, a peaceful Story Space, stunning films, and listen-in points, there is plenty here to keep everyone happy.
The Victorian Hall
Collections Discovery Centre
This is where we look after our collection of four million objects. Look through a glass wall onto our main collection store, and watch important conservation and curatorial work in our Conservation Studio.