What's on inDorchester


Welcome to Dorchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Dorchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Dorchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Tourist information Dorchester

Tourist Information

Everything you need to know if you're visiting Dorchester as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Dorchester

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JUL
Sarah Butterworth - Woodspeak Creators
Evershot Village Hall

Squelch‐hog yellow‐cup bushy‐fast‐step create a brand new language using descriptions images and sounds from the woods. Based on our woodland experiences make large spontaneous and colourful drawings of flowers animals insects and trees. By randomly pairing images and sounds together create a…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 0193 583784
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JUL
Dorset Forest School - The Lexicon of Life
Piddle Valley First School

Using native tree names explorers will immortalise their leaves in leaf‐print bunting and capture their bark and seeds in plaster of Paris. Learn to write acrostic poems in twigs and paints bringing the wild words back to life. Make brand new paints…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07786 915559
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Darrell Wakelam - 3D Hares
The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum

Get ready for lots of cutting sticking paper mch and collage to bring to life your very own 3D hare modelsDarrell Wakelam has been providing inspiring and exciting workshops for over 30 years. Dress for mess and bring a packed…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01300 320684
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Jo Burlington - Potato Sack Creatures
Piddle Valley First School

Explore some of the amazing outfits that British animals and birds wear; from the striking kingfisher and magpie to the shiny frilly newt or the stripes of a badger and spikes of a hedgehog. Transform your body into a creature of your…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 07786 915559
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Darrell Wakelam - 3D Kingfishers
Martinstown Village Hall

Get ready for lots of cutting sticking paper mch and collage to bring to life your very own 3D kingfisher models Darrell Wakelam has been providing inspiring and exciting workshops for over 30 years. Dress for mess and bring a packed lunch…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01305 889963
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Bec Freiesleben - Stone Carving
The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum

Dorset has a rich heritage of stone quarrying and carving and this is an exciting opportunity to learn this traditional craft. Design a tile illustrating some of Dorsets wonderful array of flowers animals birds and plants. Using lettering chisels and dummies work…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01300 320684
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Dorset Forest School - The Web of Life
The Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum

Delve into The Lost Words book and share stories of your encounters with nature. Come together to create a gigantic woolly web and discover how plants insects birds and animals are all connected. Bring The Lost Words to life with team games…

Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01300 320684
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Tourist Attractions


Weymouth Sea Life Park

Sea Life ‐ a network of marine life aquariums stretching across much of Europe. Each of our attractions offers a unique insight into the lives of a myriad creatures from shrimps to sharks.Come and discover the amazing stories behind nature's hard cases:the crustaceans. …

Discovery

Discovery is an independent, self‐financed hands‐on Science Centre. Our customers, young and old, spend an hour or more with us, enjoying our interactive exhibits ‐ there are dozens of them Discovery has over 60 exhibits covering a wide variety of experiences.Most of our visitors spend at least an…

Tank Museum

For generations man has dreamt of creating the invincible war machine to aid him to overcome his enemies in battle.For almost 2,000 years attempts were made but technical developments in the early Twentieth century, combined with the impetus of a terrible and bloody World War, finally…

Hardy's Cottage

Birthplace of novelist and poet Thomas HardyThomas Hardy was born in 1840 in this small cob and thatch cottage and from here he would walk to school every day in Dorchester, three miles away.It was built by his great‐grandfather and is little altered since the family…

The Dinosaur Museum

The only museum on mainland Britain solely devoted to dinosaurs, the award‐winning Dinosaur Museum is a treat, especially for children. The museum combines life‐sized reconstructions of dinosaurs with fossils and skeletons to create an exciting hands‐on experience. Multimedia displays tell the story of the giant prehistoric animals and…

Dorset County Museum

Welcome to the Dorset County Museum, where the story of Dorset's rich landscape unfolds in a range of fascinating displays.The Museum was founded in 1846 to help protect and record the county's unique historical and natural environment.Today visitors to the Museum can find out…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Dorchester? See our list of attractions in Dorchester, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.


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