What’s On

Creative and inquisitive minds will love all the events and activities happening at Dorset Museum.

From weekend fun to expert insights, there’s something for everyone, all year round. Explore our incredible collections on a tour of our four stunning galleries, or of our new Collections Discovery Centre. Maybe you’d like to get up close to historic objects in handling sessions or hear an expert talk about what fascinates them. Spark your imagination with bookable art and craft session, or a facilitated workshop with a local artist.

Christmas and New Year
Opening Times

Friday 24 December: Early closing at 3.00pm

Saturday 25 December: Closed

Sunday 26 December: Closed

Monday 27 December: Closed

Tuesday 28 December: Open 10.00am – 4.00pm

Wednesday 29 December to Friday 31 December: Open, 9.00am to 4.30pm

Saturday 1 January 2022: 10.00am to 4.00pm

We’re Good To Go

We have gained the Visit England ‘We’re Good To Go’ kitemark confirming we’re following national COVID 19 guidelines for managing visits to our site.


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