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Dorset County Museum
High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1XA.
Award-winning Museum of Dorset including Jurassic Coast Gallery with monster pliosaur skull. Archaeology displays, Victorian Hall, Roman mosaic floors and Thomas Hardy's study. Explore 6000 years of Dorchester's history and learn about Dorset writers, artists and collectors. With interactives, museum trails and plenty of activities for families and children, this friendly museum has something for everyone.
Monday-Saturday 10am to 4pm November-March (10am to 5pm April-October). We are open on Easter, May Day, Whitsun and August Bank Holidays but closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. Concessions and value family tickets available.
28th September - The Wihan Quartet - Josef Suk, Dvorak and Schubert.
29th September - Lunchtime Concert - Pianist - Russell Thompson.
7th October - Archaeology Unearthed - Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Jewellery by Professor David A. Hinton.
12th October - Geology Revealed - Nautilus: Beautiful Survivor - 500 million years of evolutionary history by Wolfgang Grulke.
19th October - Daniel Lebhardt (Piano) - Plays Alban Berg, Brahms and Schubert.
20th October - Lunchtime Concert - Earth and Air and Rain: Richard Frewer and David Price.
20th October - Literary Lives - T.E. Lawrence and the centenary of the Arab Revolt by Andrew Munro.
3rd November - Literary Lives - The Influence of Hardy on the Cornish Poet, Jack Clemo by Luke Thompson.
4th November - Archaeology Unearthed - Gold from Bronze Age Dorset and Beyond by Dr Neil Wilkin British Museum.
9th November - Geology Revealed - TBA.
11th-14th November - Book Sale - The Dorset County Museum’s popular annual sale of second-hand books.
23rd November - Kosmos Ensemble - Re-defining the relationship between classical and world music.
24th November - Lunchtime Concert - Dorchester Piano Quartet.
1st December - Christmas Cracker - Sci-Fi night at the Dorset County Museum.
2nd December - Archaeology Unearthed - TBA.
8th December - Lunchtime Concert - Kevin Avebury: Renaissance Lute and Guitar.
8th December - Christmas Cracker - Sci-Fi night at the Dorset County Museum.
14th December - Geology Revealed - IGNITE! Christmas Geology Lectures.