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.
More than doubling initial predictions, Dorset County Museum’s special exhibit Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure has delighted 153,189 visitors in just under three months.
Dressed in Dippy tees and waving green flags, over 250 children from Dorchester schools excitedly gathered in Brewery Square on Friday afternoon to bid farewell to Dippy the Diplodocus. The crowd paraded through the town, following the dinosaur footprints down South Street to Dorset County Museum, where the Natural History Museum’s iconic cast has amazed over 140,000 visitors during his record breaking 12-week stay in Dorset.
It only seems like yesterday that Dorset Country Museum opened its doors to visitors to the iconic ‘Dippy on Tour Exhibition’. Sadly, this record breaking exhibition is coming to an end with just a few days left to make that important final visit.
It’s been 8 weeks since Dippy the Diplodocus, the Natural History Museum’s iconic 26-metre cast dinosaur, arrived in Dorset on the first stop of his UK tour. Today, 4-year old Benjamin from Poundbury in Dorchester was Dippy’s 100,000th guest.
To coincide with the Easter Holidays and also Natural History Museum’s exhibition ‘Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure families will have the opportunity to join in with exciting dinosaur-themed family activities and competitions.
Harry Swift from Eastleigh in Hampshire was drawn at random from hundreds of budding scientists to help assist the reconstruction of Dippy the Diplodocus at Dorset County Museum.
It’s only two months until the Natural History Museum’s Dippy the Diplodocus arrives in Dorset in February 2018. Two of the Museum’s galleries are set to undergo some dramatic changes over the next few weeks to accommodate him.
A fully-funded Arts and Humanities Research Council South, Wales & West (SWW) Doctoral Training Partnership CDA studentship at Exeter and Southampton in collaboration with Dorset County Museum and Dorset History Centre
Dorset County Museum has received one of the largest single Heritage Lottery Fund grants ever made to Dorset, a whopping £11,349,200.00!
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.