Bridport & District

At-Home New Dorset Museum

The Dorset County Museum has been transformed by an exciting redevelopment, facilitated by a grant of £10.3m from the Heritage National Lottery, and opens in Dorchester under its new name of ‘The Dorset Museum’ on 21st February 2021. Although the ‘At Home – New Dorset Museum’ group will not be organizing visits there – these will be up to individual members – we will spend the last quarter of 2020 and the whole of 2021 studying the key features and exhibits the new Museum has to offer…. probably covering one, two or perhaps three of the main exhibits per month. These will include newly acquired exhibits by Elisabeth Frink, and new recently-discovered letters written by Thomas Hardy’s second wife that give a new insight into their marriage.

Our study will be via the internet; from bulletins released by the Dorset Museum, its detailed website and any special inputs by them to our group; plus insights from previous employees/volunteers who worked there.

Before embarking on more detailed subjects we will study in October:

a) The plans for the Museum as set out in a 30 minute video by the Museum and other articles; and

b) The exhibit ‘The Whitcombe Warrior’.

A small group is already forming – please contact john.grantham4@btinternet.com if you would like to join the group. Places.

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Architecture Study 1 Architecture Study 2
Art – ‘Have a Go’ Art History
At Home "Classical Music" At Home - Art History
At Home - Opera At Home – Limerick Club
At Home Creative Writing At Home Puzzles for Fun
At Home-Birdwatching At Home-Broadcasting
At Home-Non-Fiction-Club At Home-World Service Archive
At-Home Politics Discussion 1 At-Home Board Games
At-Home History At-Home Mon a.m. Zoom Chat
At-Home New Dorset Museum At-Home Thomas Hardy Poetry
Bird Watching Book Group 1
Book Group 2 Book Group 4
Book Group 5 Book Group 6
Bridge Canasta
Cribbage Crime Fiction Books
Cryptic Crosswords Cycling
Exploring Art Exploring Opera
French Conversation French Scrabble
French Speaking Lunch Club Gardens and Gardening 1
Gardens and Gardening 2 Gardens and Gardening 3
Geology German Conversation
German for Beginners Get It Off Your Chest
Guitar Hikers
History 2 Homoeopathy & Nutrition
Intermediate Italian Isn't That Interesting!
IT self help Lunch Club 1
Lunch Club 2 Mahjong
Music for Pleasure Musical Appreciation 1
Musical Appreciation 2 Needlework for Pleasure
Newsletter Philosophy
Play Reading 1 Play Reading 2
Play Reading 3 Play Reading 4
Poetry for Pleasure Political Discussion 1
Political Discussion 2 Recorders
Rummikub Science Discussion
Short Walks (3-5 miles) Singing Group
Skittles Spanish, intermediate level
Strollers 1 (about 4 to 5 miles) Strollers 2 (3-4 miles)
Theatre and Other Visits Walking (5-7 miles)
Wine Tasting