Dorset County Museum has received one of the largest single Heritage Lottery Fund grants ever made to Dorset, a whopping £11,349,200.00!
A chance for one lucky winner of our competition to assist with Dippy’s reconstruction including the final topping out ceremony by placing the very last bone cast in place prior to Dippy the dinosaur’s presentation to the general public.
With over six months still to go before the Natural History Museum’s Dippy the Diplodocus finally arrives in Dorset, his visit is already capturing the imagination of thousands of children throughout the South West of England with tickets being snapped up at record rates.
On Thursday 28th September 2017 between 4pm - 8pm. Come along and find out more about how you can get involved with Dippy's visit to Dorset.
Dorset County Museum have been awarded National Portfolio Organisation status by Arts Council England. In doing so are set to share in a £1.2 million investment into the Museum of Dorset and Wiltshire.
The planned extension and redevelopment plans for Dorset County Museum have finally been given the green light by West Dorset District Council.
Highly regarded creative team Real Studios Ltd has been appointed as exhibition designers for the new galleries in Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset
Work has started on moving some of the museum’s collection to the Old School in Grey School Passage. Purchased in March, the building will provide both temporary and long-term space for storage of collections.
The Tomorrow’s Museum project team has received the thumbs up at its mid-point review with the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Our new Natural Dorset gallery will give visitors the opportunity to discover over 200 million years of Dorset’s natural history and will allow our Natural History collection to go back on display after a period of almost 20 years in storage.
On the evening of Tuesday 9th August, the Museum welcomed members of the public to have their say on the latest outline plans for the Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset project.
Dorset County Museum has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Sharing Heritage grant, it was announced today. The grant will fund an exciting Museum Makers project which will provide educational and inspirational opportunities for adults with learning disabilities as they engage with the collections at the Museum.
This year Dorset County Museum has been visited by 56 schools – that’s more than 2,000 school children through the front doors.
Dorset County Museum is excited to announce the official opening of its brand new light, modern gallery on Friday 6th November by special guest Julian Richards
On Wednesday the 19th August 2015, TV Historian, Dan Snow came to the Dorset County Museum to film his latest BBC TV series exploring the age of the Vikings.
Dorset County Museum has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting new Collections Discovery Centre project, it was announced today.
Friday evening saw Dorset County Museum’s Victorian Gallery filled with visitors eagerly awaiting their opportunity to get the first glimpse of the museum’s latest exhibition of John Craxton’s art (1922-2009); from his time in Dorset through to his days in Crete.
Summer 2014 saw a special exhibition at Dorset County Museum commemorating the centenary of the start of the First World War. The exhibition will focus on the story of one Dorset woman, Mabel St Clair Stobart, exploring her life and the role she played during the epic retreat of the Serbian army in 1915.
Dorset County Museum in Dorchester has selected architects Carmody Groarke to renovate and expand their Grade II listed building in Dorchester.
An enormous skull from a giant marine reptile recovered from the Dorset coast near Weymouth, has been declared as a species new to science and named in honour of its finder Kevan Sheehan. The new name, Pliosaurus kevani, is published in the on-line journal PLOS ONE this week.
A £55,000 grant has been awarded by the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to The Dorset Experience project to explore the delivery of history and heritage information into the countryside.