We’re back on track!

Although the new Museum is very much a building site at the moment, work is back in full swing and it’s all hands-on deck (safely and socially distanced). As the Museum is beginning to take shape, it’s time to start lifting some of our star objects into their new home after what’s felt like many years taking them out!

We have recently had the mammoth but rather exciting task of moving two of our largest star objects into the Museum. And the only way in? Through the roof of course!

The recently conserved Bond Family painting and the Yetminster Wagon were lifted in using the 25-metre crane which towers over the construction site. Both very large and heavy, but extremely fragile, the artefacts were carefully airlifted through the open top of the building – a very important move that would be unachievable once the roof is fitted. Both items have been carefully conserved to reveal details and finishes that have been hidden under dust and dirt ready for the people of Dorset.

After a 12-week set back, we are reaching some very exciting points of this project with many rooms and structural work nearing completion. Even the finer details are beginning to come together with graphic panels, and labels written and ready for print, intricate mounts made and design for galleries completed.

We feel like we have overcome the problems we have been faced with, like all industries, over the last few months, and we are working really hard towards our 2021 opening.

If you would like to find out more about the project, please contact us on development@dorsetcountymuseum.org.

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