Dorset County Museum

Dorset County Museum is an independent museum. Owned and managed by the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, it receives financial support from Dorset County Council and West Dorset District Council.

Open to anyone with an interest in Dorset’s past to join, the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society is an educational charity with around 2000 members.

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  • Thank you for organising the Dorchester Literary Festival. It was our first year...and will certainly attend again. We particularly enjoyed Victoria Hislop (with a good interviewer), Kate Adie and Dr Julia Shaw on Memory - excellent presentation and interesting subject.

    Daphne Larner
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  • Thank YOU for hosting us so brilliantly on Sunday. Dad and I had a great time and were both really impressed by the very smooth running of your festival. It was a total pleasure being there with you, Helen, and the team. Congrats to all concerned on a job well done. It was fun to be a part of it.

    Ben Holden
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • All of us in the Hardy Society were very positive about 'our' first night and the subsequent events. I thought Tony's event with Rachel and Dinah worked very well with interesting conversations from the both of the women.

    You and Paul must be very happy with the positive way Dorchester people are continuing to embrace the Festival, and in impressively increasing numbers. Congratulations to both of you.

    Next year's dates are already in our diaries and we are looking forward to meeting up with you soon to discuss our involvement.

    Mike Nixon, Thomas Hardy Society
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • I felt truly privileged to be able to enjoy so many events in your excellent programme...quite sumptuous! Had I been able to, I would have booked every event!

    Evelyn Price
    Feedback From 2016 Festival

  • ...Enjoyable, engaging, enthralling...

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    Feedback From 2015 Festival

  • Paul was an excellent interviewer, and I loved the format. Great audience, acoustics...

    Tracy Chevalier
    Feedback From 2015 Festival