Adult Craft Workshop: Learn how to Crochet

Rug Making at Dorset County Museum 2012On Wednesday 9th December between 1pm and 3.30pm, the Museum is running a crochet workshop for adults.

The session is part of a series of workshops, and is designed specifically for beginners who wish to try out a new craft or technique. Tickets cost £10.00 each, and as places are limited to just 15, booking is essential. All materials will be provided.

No previous knowledge is required for this friendly workshop. Tickets are available from the Museum shop or by phone on 01305 756827.

Event: Learn to Crochet at Dorset County Museum

Rug Making at Dorset County Museum 2012

Rug Making at Dorset County Museum 2012

Evening craft sessions for adults start 26th February 2013. Following the huge success of daytime craft sessions in 2012, Dorset County Museum is now running a series of evening sessions, just for adults, on a number of different crafts and techniques. 

The first session is ‘Crochet for Beginners’ and will be held on Tuesday 26th.

February at the Museum.  Running from 6.00pm to 8.00pm, the cost is £7.50 per person and pre-booking is essential as numbers are limited to a maximum of 15 per session.  All the materials will be provided and participants will be able to learn enough basic techniques to make a simple coaster or place mat.

No previous skill is required for this session which will be run as a friendly group activity – why not come along with a couple of friends or meet new people there?  In the coming months the group will cover silk painting (on 16th April), making rag rugs, silver clay jewellery and seasonal crafts for Christmas.

Daytime sessions also run throughout the year – the next one is Tapestry Weaving on 13th March. For further information pick up an events leaflet at the Museum or check the website on

New Dino Club launched at Museum

Dino ClubDorset County Museum is launching a brand new Dino Club this summer. Especially for children aged four to eight years old, the club will be held in the Museum’s Jurassic Coast Gallery and will be all about dinosaurs.

The first session will be held at 10.30am on Tuesday 7 August and after that on 14, 21 and 28 August. Activities will include model-making, working with clay, investigating a Dino-Discovery box and making a fact file. Each week the club will concentrate on a different dinosaur – the first one will be the Pliosaur.

“We’ve had a lot of requests about a setting up a club which just concentrates on dinosaurs,” said Pippa Brindley, Learning Manager at the Museum. “We hope lots of people will join in, have some fun, and learn something at the same time.”

The club will cost £3 per child for each session and accompanying adults are free. Each session will last one hour and numbers will be limited to ensure everyone has the best possible experience.

Advance booking is therefore strongly advised although spaces may be available on the day – please contact the Museum Shop by popping in or by phoning 01305 756827.