Director Jon Murden with Acheson Construction

Work on site begins

Last summer preliminary work began at the Museum in the demolition and site clearance at the rear of the building which included a full archaeological  excavation of the site.

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Jon Murden, Dorset County Museum, and Charlotte Spracklen, Brewery Square

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.

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South West Awards

Dippy in Dorset Wins Gold for the South West

Head of Development and Communications at the Museum Gabriella Crouch and two Dippy Volunteers – David James and Linda Roberts both longstanding volunteers at the Museum – were in attendance as the team who brought Dippy to Dorset were crowned Leisure & Tourism champions at the South West Business & Community Awards on Thursday evening in Swindon.

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Dippy in Dorset crowned tourism champion

Dorset County Museum picked up two trophies at the sixth Dorset Tourism Business Awards following their record-breaking attraction, Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure.

Dippy may have moved to the next stop of his national tour, but he has certainly left a lasting memory in Dorset.

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Archaeology in action

Context One Archaeological Services started the archaeological excavation at Dorset County Museum, Dorchester on 25th June 2018. This is being carried out in advance of the major £14.9 million Heritage Lottery funded Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset project which transform the museum into a leading contemporary cultural and heritage centre.

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Dorset County Museum to hit the road

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.

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