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Vision

To collect, reveal and inspire connections with the universal themes of Dorset’s story

The Victorian Hall and other exisiting spaces will be refurbished, and an intriguing new in-fill building will double the Museum’s floorspace.

  • A suite of inspirational new galleries which will collectively tell the story of 250 million years of Dorset’s history and display collections of national and international significance for the first time
  • A new purpose-designed learning centre in the restored 16th century John White’s rectory
  • An accessible, state-of-the art ‘Collections Discovery Centre’ which will provide optimal storage space for the collection
  • A new international- standard exhibition gallery hosting major touring and temporary exhibitions
  • A transformed visitor experience, with improved visibility, accessibility and facilities including a new café and shop

Tomorrows Museum for Dorset

Delivering the Vision

Creating a world-class contemporary museum and exhibition space, complete with new galleries, learning centre, collections storage, library and visitor facilities including a café and shop.

What's on
To collect, reveal and inspire connections with the universal themes of Dorset’s story
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