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Beaminster School Festival Photography

The Museum is delighted to once again host a photographic exhibition from Beaminster School students. This is now an important part of the Beaminster Festival and a valuable experience for the students themselves, showing their work to a wider audience.

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Museum participation Beaminster-style

So, apparently, museums are failing to close the participation gap. Hmm: not so sure that is true in Beaminster. We have children of all ages, learned professors, ‘staying over the road’ visitors, ‘want to see great-granny/grandad’s contribution’ visitors, overseas visitors … Continue reading

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Wood you know and wood we craft

Along with the current exhibition, Wood you know we are delighted to be showcasing items from some of our local craftspeople in the shop.  Peter Wheeler has a wide selection of items including an amazing array of walking sticks, jewellery … Continue reading

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Beaminster St Mary’s – Welcome!

Are you a pupil at St Mary’s Academy in Beaminster? If you are, you may be doing the Research project this holiday. Please do come and see us. (Please bring an adult with you.) We are expecting you and will … Continue reading

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New Season Begins

Two exciting new temporary exhitions open Saturday 01 April at 10:30. First, we are celebrating 40 years of friendship with St. James in Normandy. Second, we are celebrating all things ‘wood’.

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40 Years of Twinning with Saint James

The commune of St James sits in Basse Normandie, not far from Le Mont St Michel and bypassed to the West by the A84 to Rennes. A small but active town, it has much in common with Beaminster which undoubtedly … Continue reading

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Stunning work

No, we have not imported a whole wood. Our very own, highly talented Roberta Bee has been at work again. The new season, opening on 01 April, promises to be a good one.

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Books this weekend!

Declutterers and buyers BookDay is almost here! 25 February is our designated Book Sale day from 10:00 until 1:00. This should conveniently be ahead of the forecast rain! If you would like to donate books to the sale and have … Continue reading

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Beaminster Gallery Quire

It was a joy once again to welcome the Beaminster Gallery Quire as they gave their Christmas ‘concert with readings’ last night.  The various voice-parts in the music were enhanced by  placement around the museum’s gallery and the sound in … Continue reading

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Dorset Begins

Those looking forward to Brian Earl’s talk on the Netherbury Witch (Tuesday 13 December, 1430) or to the traditional Beaminster Gallery Quire Concert in the Museum on Saturday 17 December are fortunate also to be able to see Kate Ackerley’s … Continue reading

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