We are currently in the process of moving offices and decanting some of the galleries as part of the Tomorrows Museum for Dorset project.
- Dates when Museum is Closed -
Sunday 23 and 29 September 2018
Monday 1 October 2018 to Summer 2020
Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.
Please ring before you visit to check on the current situation on 01305 262735
For the next twelve months four leading museums of the Wessex Museums Partnership Dorset County Museum, Poole Museum, The Salisbury Museum and Wiltshire Museum will be sharing the story of Wessex in the wider world by showcasing an artefact from their own outstanding collections to the other partner museums.
An exhibition of photographs of rocks and fossils from the Jurassic Coast
The Petrof Piano Trio was created in 2009 by Wihan Quartet violinist, Jan Schulmeister. The members are renowned chamber-music players and bring to the ensemble over thirty years’ experience of concert activity.
As part of its £14.9 million redevelopment, Dorset County Museum will soon be hitting the road with its unique ‘Pop Up’ Museum. By taking to the road, the Museum will visit communities across the county, giving them a unique insight and up-close experience of what the future Museum will look like. People will be able to experience some of the treasures from the Museum’s collection and have an opportunity to say what they would like to see in their future Museum.
This Summer, Dorset County Museum is pleased to welcome visitors to its own LIVE, onsite archaeological dig within the museums ancient grounds. Lost and forgotten for centuries, the ancient Roman road that lies beneath the museum is finally being uncovered and YOU are ALL invited to witness this unique event.
Just over two months ago staff and volunteers from the Dorset County Museum were joined by hundreds of well-wishers to say farewell to Dippy the dinosaur, the famous Diplodocus cast. The largest, oldest and most popular visitor ever to have stayed at the Museum. The true impact of Dippy’s stay can now be revealed.
As part of the Dorset AONB, South Dorset Ridgeway's 'Festival of Discovery', starting on Saturday 16 June and running up to and including Sunday 24 June, all entry to the Dorset County Museum will be free.
Tue 31st Jul 2018
Until Thu 27th Sep 2018
10:00 - 17:00
Sat 22nd Sep 2018
Until Sat 29th Sep 2018
11:00 - 14:00
Wed 26th Sep 2018 - 19:30
Mon 30th Jul 2018
Until Sun 25th Nov 2018
Wed 20th Mar 2019 - 19:30
Wed 10th Apr 2019 - 19:30
Mon 2nd Jul 2018
Until Sun 30th Sep 2018
10:00 - 17:00
Wed 17th Oct 2018 - 19:30