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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.

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New drama to be performed

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Feral

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SISATA and Doppelganger Productions present an outdoor production of 'Feral', a new Gypsy-Folk musical drama on the timeless theme of wanderlust.

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Little Explorers

Posted: Mar 25, 2019

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Aftermath

Posted: Mar 19, 2019

Documentary theatre production by State of Play Arts about the impact of the Great War on people living in East Dorset.

Archaeology explorers

Posted: Feb 18, 2019

A day of activities for all the family with the Portable Antiquities Scheme.