Inflatable Museum launched at the Science Festival

Dorset County Museum’s iconic building in High West Street may be closed while its exciting redevelopment programme takes place, but the Victorian structure will soon be popping up all over the county in magnificent inflatable form.

With the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Manchester Museum, the Inflatable Museum’s first official appearance will be on Sunday 17th March at the Science Festival, just a few doors down the road at Dorchester Corn Exchange. Visitors will be able to learn about and handle amazing objects from Dorset County Museum’s extensive collection as well as taking part in fun and fascinating interactive workshops and other activities.

The festival is part of British Science Week, a 10-day celebration of science and is a free for all the family, offering an exciting range of activities designed to bring out your inner scientist. So pop along to discover if you have the makings of the next Brian Cox in the family!

In April 2019, the Inflatable Museum will begin a county-wide tour starting in Weymouth and Portland, offering an inspiring and immersive experience to schoolchildren and rural communities right across Dorset.

Pictured: (from left to right) Mary-Anne Edwards (Community Curator), Melanie Davy (Learning Volunteer), Kevan Nash (Visitor Services Assistant), Mark Pettit (Museum Technician), Martin Fitzgerald (Learning Volunteer), Emma Talbot (Head of Learning)