Our new Natural Dorset gallery will give visitors the opportunity to discover over 200 million years of Dorset’s natural history and will allow our Natural History collection to go back on display after a period of almost 20 years in storage. This collection has not been researched for some time, and we are busy looking into many of the objects and specimens and uncovering their stories. One such item is the skull and cervical vertebrate of a bottle-nosed whale which was given to the Museum in 1894.
On the evening of Tuesday 9th August, the Museum welcomed members of the public to have their say on the latest outline plans for the Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset project. The Victorian Hall was bustling with members of the community eager to discuss how their Museum will look upon opening in 2020, and to talk to the project team about the process.
Introducing the team behind the Museum’s ambitious transformation project
Max Hebditch CBE is a Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society trustee and the emeritus Director of the Museum of London. He has also been a trustee of the Museum of London Docklands, former past president of the Museums Association, Chair of the UK Committee of the International Council of Museums and Honorary Curator of Lyme Regis Museum.