CURRENT EXHIBITION

A DORSET WOMAN AT WAR

31st May - 15th November 2014

The story of an intrepid Dorset woman, Mabel Annie St Clair Stobart, who led a woman-only medical team to Serbia in 1915. Find out more...

NEW FOR SUMMER

Join The Young Archaeologists’ Club

A brand new branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club has started at Dorset County Museum this summer. To find our more

DINOSAUR FUN

Build a Brickosaur

This summer, the Museums Partnership teams up nine museums along the Jurassic Coast, with funding from The Arts Council, brings a host of dinosaur-related events and exhibitions to Dorset. Find out more.......

MUSEUM NEWS

DISCOVERY CENTRE

Dorset County Museum has ambitious plans for its future development, with new galleries, learning spaces and collections stores. Find out more about these ideas and how we need your support to help secure a future for Dorset's past.

DISCOVER DINOSAURS

See 'The World's Biggest Bite' and meet Dorset’s real dinosaurs in the Jurassic Coast Gallery. Learn all about  the giant creatures that once roamed the lands and seas which existed before Dorset was even created.

UNCOVER ANCIENT PEOPLE


Dig down into the Archaeology Gallery, which will lead you on a tour from prehistoric to Roman Dorset, and see the skeletons of ancient Britons brutally slain at Maiden Castle.

WALK IN ROMAN FOOTSTEPS

Visit the nostalgic and atmospheric Victorian Gallery, one of the few places in Europe you can follow in the footsteps of ancient Romans by actually walking on Roman mosaic floors.

NOVELISTS AND POETS

Visit Thomas Hardy’s study, see the recently acquired Hardy Players’ Theatre, absorb the atmosphere in the room dedicated to poet William Barnes and explore the lives and works of all Dorset’s literary greats.

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Latest events and activities

25/09/2014

Lunchtime Concert with Bernardo who will play his genuine 200 year old Louis Panormo instrument..

Dorset County Museum apologise for any Unfortunately, Pia Bose and Antonio Pastor are unable to be at the Museum on this date. Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused. This event has been rescheduled for September 2015. .
03/10/2014

Archaeology Lecture

Neolithic Warfare by Dr Martin Smith of Bournemouth University