Supporting the Museum

Supporting the Museum

Dorset Museum relies on the fantastic work of our volunteers and generous support of individuals, charitable trusts, Arts Council England, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and other grantmakers.

The Museum is an independent charity earning income from visitors’ admission fees, membership, shop and café sales and hire of the Museum’s beautiful spaces for private events. We do not receive any regular government subsidy to fund our core costs.

You can help the Museum in so many ways – by volunteering your time, becoming a member or making a donation. You might also want to consider leaving a gift to the Museum in your will.

Thank you.

Christmas & New Year Opening Times 

Sat 24 December | CLOSED
Sun 25 December | CLOSED
Mon 26 December | CLOSED
Tues 27 Dec | OPEN, Bank Holiday hours
Wed 28 Dec | OPEN, normal hours
Thurs 29 Dec | OPEN, normal hours
Fri 30 Dec | OPEN, normal hours
Sat 31 Dec | OPEN – 9am to 3pm (early closing)
Sun 1 Jan 2023 | CLOSED
Mon 2 Jan | OPEN, Bank Holiday hours
Tues 3 Jan | OPEN, normal hours