Venue Hire

Are you looking for an iconic venue for your event?

With its Gothic facade, spectacular Victorian Hall and stunning new galleries, Dorset Museum is a memorable choice.

The jewel among our event spaces is the Victorian Hall – a true masterpiece of Gothic architecture designed by G. R. Crickmay in 1884.

Its Roman mosaic floor and cast iron framework make it the perfect setting for corporate events, weddings, and special occasions. The café, Learning Base and Community Room are more informal spaces.

Complement your event with a light lunch, refreshments, a guided tour, or a walk around our four fascinating galleries.

Our events team are trained welcome hosts, first aiders, safeguarders, and baristas.

  • Available day and/or evening from 6.00 pm.
  • Catering and/or bar provision.
  • AV, Hearing Loop, WiFi.

 


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The Spaces

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

Online

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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Exhibition

13 October 2021 - 9 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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Exhibition

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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Festival of Archaeology

25 July 2021

Amazing Archaeology

25 July 2021 We are celebrating the Festival of Archaeology in July. Roll up your sleeves and dig deep into our craft activities this month…

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Festival of Archaeology

27 July 2021

Amazing Archaeology

27 July 2021 We are celebrating the Festival of Archaeology in July. Roll up your sleeves and dig deep into our craft activities this month…

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Festival of Archaeology

28 July 2021

Amazing Archaeology

28 July 2021 We are celebrating the Festival of Archaeology in July. Roll up your sleeves and dig deep into our craft activities this month…

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Festival of Archaeology

30 July 2021

Mosaic Art Day

30 July 2021 Join artist Ann-Marie James at this informal drop-in session and create artwork inspired by Roman mosaics in the Museum’s Victorian Hall. Families…

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Festival of Archaeology

31 July 2021

Amazing Archaeology

31 July 2021 We are celebrating the Festival of Archaeology in July. Roll up your sleeves and dig deep into our craft activities this month…

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Our volunteers help make great things happen at Dorset Museum every day. Why not become a part of it all by sharing your expertise and enthusiasm with us?