Membership

Become a member of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society today and get a deeper insight into 250 million years of Dorset’s history, while you help protect its rich heritage for future generations.

As a member, you will enjoy a range of special benefits, including access to our extensive reference lending library, together with unlimited free entry to the Museum and our exhibitions. You will also be helping us conserve and preserve/care for the Museum’s collections – and provide education and learning to schools, universities and the wider community.

Choose Your Membership

 

Single£60| One year’s full membership.
Joint£80| One year’s full membership for two adults.
Student£35| One year’s full membership for those in full-time education over the age of 18.
Life£1,000| Unlimited lifetime membership for an individual
Organisation [UK]£75 | For companies, institutions, universities, libraries, galleries, societies, groups.
Organisation [Overseas]£80 | For companies, institutions, universities, libraries, galleries, societies, groups.

Payment Terms: We require an annual Direct Debit payment and email address.

 

Members enjoy special benefits all year round.

This new digital package includes special and exclusive benefits:

  • Free unlimited entry to the Museum and all exhibitions.
  • Two complimentary one-day admission tickets for friends and family.
  • A digital copy of the Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, a highly respected journal containing wide-ranging and authoritative articles on Dorset’s archaeology, history, and natural environment.
  • Members’ discounts on DNHAS Monographs.
  • The right to borrow and reserve selected items from Dorset Museum‘s library including over 40,000 publications of local interest, as well as exclusive access to JSTOR’s online archive in the library.
  • Monthly digital bulletins notifying you of events, exhibitions, and activities hosted by the DNHAS or our partner museums.
  • Two digital magazines a year, keeping you informed of interesting work happening across Dorset to explore, preserve and learn about its rich heritage and history.
  • Special invitations to exclusive Member events and activities.
  • Priority access and discounts to selected events.
  • 10% discount in the Museum’s shop and café.
  • A new-style membership card.
  • Discounted entry to Athelhampton House from 1 April
  •  Free entry to our partner museums as part of the Wessex Museums Partnership initiative:
    – Salisbury Museum.
    – Wiltshire Museum in Devizes.
    – Poole Museum including a 10% discount in their café and a 15% discount in their shop.
Become a member today

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About the Society

Dorset Museum is owned and cared for by members of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society (DNHAS), Dorset’s first conservation organisation.

It was established to collect, preserve research and exhibit objects relating to the archaeology, natural history, art, literature and culture of Dorset. It is dedicated to preserving Dorset’s rich heritage for future generations.

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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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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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Relaxed Opening

27 July 2024, 9:00am - 10:00am

Relaxed Opening

Explore the Museum and take part in drop-in activities during our relaxed openings. Especially suitable for visitors with autism or other sensory conditions, and their siblings, parents and carers. The sessions are also suitable for any group or individual who would like to visit our museums and galleries at a quieter time.

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Family Activity

31 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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Family Activity

7 August 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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