Dorset Museum is not only the home of 250 million years of Dorset’s history but is also the perfect venue to hold any corporate or private events.
Offering exclusive hire the wonderful spaces and facilities we can create the perfect setting tailored directly to your needs.
The committed bookings and events team are highly experienced in managing and holding a variety of events, from small conferences to evening parties, and are available to assist with any queries you may have.
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The cost of venue hire also includes access for you to visit the Museum galleries. Come face to face with the dinosaurs of the Jurassic Coast and uncover the archaeology of ancient Wessex. Discover the tales of Thomas Hardy and be inspired by the creativity of Dorset’s artists. Explore our award-winning family-friendly interactives. Become a pliosaur’s lunch, lose yourself in the Story Space and leave your own impression on history with our giant pin press.
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The Victorian Hall
At the heart of the museum is the magnificent Victorian Hall. Designed by G R Crickmay in 1884, it acts as the perfect venue for larger events, such as lectures, concerts and parties. With its roman mosaic flooring and cast-iron framework, the masterpiece of neo-gothic architecture will help in making your event one to remember.
Capacity: Theatre: 120 | Standing: 120 | Ballroom: 100
John White Rectory
Our 16th-century rectory and courtyard can be booked for lectures, meetings and events.
Catering and bar provision can be arranged: Available all day.
Capacity: Boardroom: 16 | Theatre-style: 24
Alice Ellen Cooper Dean Community Space
Our Community Space accommodates small group meetings and events. The Community Space is fitted with a kitchenette to self-serve refreshments and is equipped with an AV.
Capacity: Boardroom: 16 | Theatre 24
Hold small meetings in our stunning library, surrounded by over 30,000 books on Dorset’s history. The light-flooded space acts as the perfect setting for groups or meetings.
Capacity: Boardroom: 10