Kids in Museums Takeover Day

Kids in Museums Takeover Day at Dorset Museum

As part of the national initiative Takeover Day in Museums, children from Dorchester Middle School were invited onto the site of the NEW Dorset Museum – unfortunately torrential rain interrupted proceedings but with quick thinking and ingenuity on behalf of the teachers, museum staff, volunteers and members of ACHESON’s construction staff, the day was saved by relocating the entire event to the school.

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Crane arrives at Museum

Crane arrives at Museum

The arrival of a huge crane to Dorchester has caused excitement and intrigue among the residents of the town who saw this week the 25 Metre crane slowly being assembled like a Meccano set over the skyline of High West Street.

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Rear Elevation of the Museum

Work so far….

We have made great progress creating Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset. Demolition of the Brawne Building and Old Craft Market site is now completed and restoration of the existing Victorian building is underway. Diversion of the existing sewer system was successful and underpinning has now commenced.

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