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Mondays 6, 13 and 20 August 10.30am - 1pm: Messy Museum Monday

Summer holidays mean art, craft and all things sparkly down at the museum so you’re never stuck for things to do. Paint pictures, sculpt with play-doh, create colourful collages or take part in indoor or outdoor treasure hunts.

Children must be accompanied by an adult although grown-ups can wade through the glue and glitter to look at the exhibitions.

Free family sessions but donations will be welcomed.

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Saturday 1 September 11am - 3pm: Sherborne Museum’s Cider Saturday

Cider Saturday 2018

Did you know that the countryside around Sherborne and the Blackmore Vale was considered to be one of the best cider-producing areas in the UK?

We celebrate autumn and our cider-making heritage by inviting local producers to show off their wares; you’ll be able to ask questions about growing and maintaining orchards and the production of the golden liquid as well as being able to taste samples of appley goodness.

Free but donations will be welcomed.

Sunday 16 September 11am - 3pm: Heritage Open Day - Behind the Scenes at Sherborne Museum

Heritage Day 2018

A tantalising glimpse behind the scenes at the museum on a day when it is normally closed - learn about conservation techniques and see some of our rarer documents, textiles and artefacts. An opportunity to have a chat with the curator and some of the researchers, and a day to appreciate our grade II listed building, The Abbey Gatehouse.

Free but donations will be welcomed

Saturday 6 October 11am - 3pm: Suffragist Jam-boree

In honour of the centenary of women being able to vote, we are holding a “jam sale” where home-made jams, chutneys, marmalades and similar delectables will be available for a donation.

In the C19th, women wrote recipe books liberally sprinkled with propaganda for their Cause and raised money for charities through the sale of jams and preserves. While cookery is not usually seen as subversive, women resorted to what they knew in order to raise awareness for Women’s Suffrage and create networking opportunities; it was also intended as a rebuttal to accusations that women who wanted equality in the vote were neglectful of their families.

Pink Ribbon Foundation
Votes for Women

We are calling on all you jam-makers out there to contribute! Bring your recipes for swapping, too.

Half of all proceeds will be given to The Pink Ribbon Foundation for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Jam 1 Jam 2

Friday 19 October 7pm, Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne: Big Fat Museum Quiz Quiz Night!

A fun general knowledge quiz with a smattering of questions about the Dorset you know and love!

Tickets will be bookable in advance at £5 per person; teams of up to 8 welcome.

Light refreshments available; bring your own drink and glasses.

A raffle will also be held. Funds in aid of Sherborne Museum

Friday 23 November 7pm, Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne: Make We Mery As We May with Frances Eustace
Medieval Music

Frances is a leading light in the world of early music and dance, playing on authentic instruments and talking about their history.

Kick off the festive season with a magical medieval musical Christmas celebration and a glass of mulled wine and a mince pie.

Admission: £7 (£5 to members)

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