For three Monday mornings in August we are giving the Museum over to messy and creative play. Each morning will be themed, but if you don’t want
to join in with sticky crafts there are other activities for you to enjoy on treasure trails inside and outside the building. Alternatively you can
browse the exhibitions and find out more about the town’s history while treading glitter into the carpet.
Totally free and suitable for toddlers as well as older children and adults.
We are opening up the museum on a day not usually available to the public and inviting you to come and see some of the reserve collections - beautiful silk, unusual photographs
and intriguing documents - as well as to browse the existing displays.
The curator will be available for personal tours and there will also be conservation in action.
Join Ben Weller from Twisted Cider in Longburton and other award-winning local cider-producers and apple growers in our celebration of the autumn harvest.
Learn about cider making in the area, Sherborne’s “lost” orchards and old apple varieties.
Plenty of samples of the golden nectar and fresh apple juice to try.
This event just gets bigger and better - also family friendly and free.
Mad Victorian Scientist Gordon Le Pard is back with his potions and poisons and peculiar facts.
He has an amazing brain under that huge hat and is willing to share lots of gross and yucky craziness with you.
The scary thing is that everything he says is true!
All are welcome to this free event.
The lovely people from East Dorset Bat Rescue and Rehabilitation are back with their chilled-out bats to help us celebrate Halloween and learn more
about these fascinating and vulnerable little creatures.
Get up close and personal with a pipistrelle, be on nodding terms with a noctule, say sweet things to a serotine!
The Museum will be joining in the town’s seasonal festivities and opening up for all to view our beautiful exhibitions. Great for those last minute stocking fillers and meaningful gifts from
our shop, too!
This year we will be joined by Katy Ashman and Miles Nipper aka The Wandering Winds who will be performing Victorian Carols on the bassoon, contrabassoon and flute.
There might even be a taste of furmity and Victorian mincemeat to enhance the occasion.
Free and family friendly as always.
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