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St Ives and British Modernism: The George and Ann Dannatt Collection

Marking the centenary of George Dannatt's birth in 1915, this exhibition will explore one of Dorset’s most significant collections assembled by George and Ann Dannatt.

art exhibition

Lunchtime Concert: Dorchester Piano Trio

performed by Dorchester Piano Trio

lunchtime concert

travellers tale

geology lecture

dorchester association

Stronghold of Happiness.

A play by Devina Symes


Dorchester Literary Festival

Dorchester Literary Festival, an exciting new cultural event for a town rich in literary associations.

dorchester literary festival

Family Activity: Anglo-Saxon Art

An introduction to the world of the Anglo-Saxons Art and Sculpture

family activities

Lunchtime Concert: Flute and Harp

Performed by Virginia and Florence Astley

lunchtime concert

Thomas Hardy Talk: Hardy, Wessex and the Poetry of War

by Philip Mallet, University of Ottawa

hardy country lecture

SpeakEasy Night

Occasional concerts in which Mike Denham, at the grand piano, welcomes a guest of the highest calibre


A Night at the Museum - Viking Sleepover

Our ever-popular museum sleepover for families will have a Viking theme.

family activity

Lunchtime Concert: Guitar Solo

Performed by Roger Cox

lunchtime concert

archaeology lecture

book launch

Autumn Book Sale

Museums annual book sale. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the Museum and its extensive collections

book sale

Lunchtime Concert: Guitar Solo

Performed by Terry Spooner

lunchtime concert

dorchester association

book launch

Dorchester Christmas Cracker

The official start to Christmas in Dorchester! The event has been running for several years now, and the turn-out gets better every time. Can this year be the biggest yet

dorchester christmas cracker

archaeology lecture

Geology Lecture: IGNITE

Christmas party, local geology talks, quiz and refreshments

geology lecture

lunchtime concert