FREE entry to Dorset County Museum

Dorset County Museum's Victorian Gallery taken at last years Museum at Night Event

Dorset County Museum’s Victorian Gallery taken at last years Museum at Night Event © DCM

Dorset County Museum will be closing its main hall, the Victorian Gallery, for one week only from Monday 20th January. This is to enable major repairs to be carried out to the original Victorian wooden floor which has suffered damage from many years of visitors’ feet and general wear and tear.

The good news is that the Museum will not need to close its other galleries, and entry will be free of charge for the whole week to take account of the disruption which will inevitably follow from the works.

So for people wanting a free visit to the Museum (but happy to miss out on one section) this is an excellent opportunity to save some much needed money after Christmas! Entry will therefore be completely FREE to all visitors for one week only, from Monday 20th to Saturday 25th January. It is envisaged that the Museum will be fully open again from Monday 27th January.

The Museum‘s gift shop and popular tea room will be unaffected by the work and visitors are always welcome to come in for a look around and sit down with a cup of tea. In addition the current exhibition, The Heart that Fed, will also be open and many of the paintings and sculptures on show there are still for sale.

For further information contact the Museum on 01305 262735 or check the website on

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