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.
Moving an historic, 2000-year-old, fragile mosaic is not for the faint hearted but when it stands in the way of the Dorset County Museum’s £14.9 million redevelopment programme – needs must!
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.
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.
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.