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Posted: Aug 17, 2018

Wildflowers activity morning

Join in the fun with the 'Wildflowers' activity morning.

Illustration of Wood Anemone © Eileen Budd

Come and join in the fun with the 'Wildflowers' activity morning at the museum on Tuesday 21 August 2018 from 10am to 12pm. It is part of the Unlocking the Bankes Archive project.

The museum will be providing a fun filled morning for children. There will be Edwardian childhood games, crafts and activities to experience. Try your hand at dry flower pressing and lemonade making. There will be period garden games and much more.

The Garden Tea Room will be serving light savoury snacks, delicious cakes, cream teas, ice creams and drinks.

Admission is £1.50 per person (annual ticket not valid), which includes entrance to the museum and garden. All children must be accompanied.

For further information please contact the museum.

Classical Guitar Concert

Posted: Nov 15, 2018

A fun, festive concert with the Dorset Guitar Society.

East Dorset's War

Posted: Oct 19, 2018

A day of events to commemorate the end of the First World War.

Tivoli Theatre exhibition

Posted: Oct 19, 2018

Tivoli Theatre marks 25th anniversary with exhibition.

'Spooktacular' Family Explorers

Posted: Oct 5, 2018

A 'spooktacular' family activity day.

Help behind-the-scenes at the museum

Posted: Oct 4, 2018

Exciting opportunity for volunteers to help behind-the-scenes at the museum.

Hinton Martell and the First World War

Posted: Oct 3, 2018

The museum will be visiting Hinton Martell on Thursday 11 October 2018 appealing for information from the time of the first world war.

Trustees needed

Posted: Sep 24, 2018

The Trust is seeking to appoint up to three new Trustees to join the Trustee Board.