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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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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