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Dorset Museum Opening

News

May 28, 2021

Dorset Museum is OPEN!

The long-awaited opening of the Dorset Museum is here, after the £16.4 million redevelopment that started in October 2018. We are open!! Dr Jon Murden…

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Dewlish-Mosaic

Archaeology

January 28, 2021

Roman Mosaic Saved for the Nation!

A Roman mosaic of international importance has been saved for the Nation! Dorset Museum has been successful in its appeal to raise £150,000 to save…

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Here for Culture

Fundraising

October 12, 2020

Lifeline Grant

Dorset Museum is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. £257 million of investment has been announced…

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Bee

Exhibitions and Events

October 6, 2020

Wildlife in the Red

The Wessex Museums partnership is pitching in against biodiversity loss. ‘Wildlife in the Red’ is the title of their virtual exhibition. The strapline is ‘Once…

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Dorset Museum Entrance

History

October 1, 2020

A Museum in the Making

This month we celebrated 175 years when the concept of building a museum to house all of the treasures of Dorset’s rich history was conceived…

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Lord Fellowes of West Stafford

News

August 12, 2020

‘Topping Out’ Milestone

Lord Fellowes of West Stafford joins the staff of Dorset Museum as they celebrate the completion of structural work with Dorset-based construction company Acheson. Despite…

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Restoration of the Bond Family Painting

Art

April 30, 2020

The Bond Family, 1848

Meet the team at IFACS Bristol, who are currently conserving this very precious picture of The Bond Family for the display in the new Museum.

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Black Grouse Taxidermy

Collection Blog

April 29, 2020

A day in the life of….Bethany Palumbo

Bethany Palumbo is a Conservator specialising in the preservation of Natural History Collections. Over the next few months, she will be conserving several specimens for…

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Yetminster Wagon

Collection Blog

April 29, 2020

Conservation of the Yetminster Wagon

Meet Mark, he’s one of our Conservators currently looking after a very special object that will be on display in the new Museum – the…

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