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geology lecture

Bonny Sartin Smuggling in Dorset

Bonny has been a member of the folk group The Yetties for nearly 50 years. This talk includes specially-written songs and reflects a life-long interest in a fascinating subject.

fundraising

A trip out to Maiden Castle

Museum Club events are held on Saturdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm. These events are for members only but you are more than welcome to come along and join on the day (7-14year olds, under 8s must be accompanied by an adult).

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Emma Rance Our Changing Seas

Emma Rance of the Dorset Wildlife Trust with images and information about the beautiful marine life of Purbeck, the marine conservation programme and the state of our seas today.

fundraising

The History of Tape

Museum Club events are held on Saturdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm. These events are for members only but you are more than welcome to come along and join on the day (7-14year olds, under 8s must be accompanied by an adult).

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Philip Mansel Dress and Power: from Napoleon to Ossama

Dr Philip Mansel is the author of nine books on France and the Ottoman Empire. His latest book is about the politics of royal and court dress.

fundraising

Hovercrafts

Museum Club events are held on Saturdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm. These events are for members only but you are more than welcome to come along and join on the day (7-14year olds, under 8s must be accompanied by an adult).

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Surprise!

Museum Club events are held on Saturdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm. These events are for members only but you are more than welcome to come along and join on the day (7-14year olds, under 8s must be accompanied by an adult).

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Summer Fair in the Victorian Hall

With a variety of stalls, family activities, treasure hunt and music. Guaranteed fun whatever the weather!

Paper wig making

A series of family activities inspired by our summer exhibition.

family acitivities

Hair workshop with local artist

A series of family activities inspired by our summer exhibition.

family activities

Hair today, Gone tomorrow

A series of family activities inspired by our summer exhibition.

family activities

Make and Do Morning - Hair Hunt

Like a bear hunt, only hairier! One of the series of family activities inspired by our summer exhibition.

family activity

Upstairs, Downstairs: The History of the Country House Servant

Jeremy Musson is an historian, author and broadcaster who writes about the subjects he loves: architecture, history, the arts and people of culture. This talk is about his latest book and explores the hidden history of the domestic servant.

special event

Museum Club - Fossil Day

Museum Club events are held on Saturdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm. These events are for members only but you are more than welcome to come along and join on the day (7-14year olds, under 8s must be accompanied by an adult).

family activity

Bucknowle Symposium - Boom & Bust in Romano-British Purbeck

A villa economy and its portable antiquities in a wider context. A day school organised by the Friends of Bucknowle Roman Villa in conjunction with the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society.

day school

Feeding Stonehenge

Dr Jane Evans (NERC Isotope Geosciences and British Geological Survey) discusses what isotopes can reveal about the origin of people and their food.

geology lecture

Museum Club - Archaeology Exploration

Museum Club events are held on Saturdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm. These events are for members only but you are more than welcome to come along and join on the day (7-14year olds, under 8s must be accompanied by an adult).

family activity

Lawrence of Arabia: Genius or Charlatan?

The debate about TE Lawrence has raged for 75 years since his death. Neil Faulkner of the Great Arab Revolt Project will discuss Lawrence in the light of the project's research findings ...

special event

Midlands, Marches and Meresmen

A day school organised by the Dorset County Boundary Group looking at Anglo-Saxon county boundaries in the Midlands and Wessex.

day school

Make and Do Morning - The Big Draw

Join us for this one of our regular series of school holiday Wednesday morning activity sessions and become part of the national 'Big Draw' event (our fifth year!)

family activity

Lunchtime Concert - Mike Denham

FREE lunchtime concert featuring ragtime pianist Mike Denham performing live in the Museum's Victorian Hall.

lunchtime concert

River Frome Winter Wildlife Survey

The second of three meetings led by John Newbould in the tenth season of a regular winter bird count in the Frome Valley.

field meeting

Hardy Performed: Thomas Hardy and the Stage

A talk in conjunction with our current exhibition by internationally renowned expert Dr Keith Wilson.

special event