Dorset County Museum extends lease at Brewery Square

The museum relocated to Brewery Square in late 2018 as it began a series of refurbishment works at its existing site on High West Street. The lease was agreed until early 2019, but due to the success of the location it has been extended until after the Easter holidays.

During the pop-up museum’s operation in 2018 it received more than 5,000 visitors, which is a 48 per cent increase in comparison with the museum in same period in 2017.

Jon Murden, Director at Dorset County Museum, commented: “Brewery Square was a natural home for us during our refurbishment, and we’ve really enjoyed being a part of the family. Visitor numbers are up and we hope this sets a precedent for the rest of the museum’s tour.”

A series of events is on offer at the pop-up museum and in the lead up to Easter including a workshop on Romans and mosaics, meet the archaeologist sessions, Mother’s Day and Easter card making, and a chance to see the plans of what the museum will look like when it reopens in 2020.

Charlotte Spracklen, centre manager at Brewery Square, added: “It has been absolutely wonderful working with the team at Dorset County Museum, they’ve really added an extra level to the experience at the Square. While we’ll be sad to see them go, we’d like to wish them the best of luck with the tour around the county.”

In April 2019, Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset will head to Weymouth and Portland for the next stage of the county-wide tour offering an inspiring and immersive experience to school children and rural communities right across Dorset.