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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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December specials

The Museum is technically in its closed period but we have too much to show to worry about that. Events this month include: Christmas Coffee Morning: Saturday 3 December, 10.00am-noon Winter Talk #3 – The Netherbury Witch (Brian Earl): Tuesday … Continue reading

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Our Local World interview

Interviewer Katy Ashman from Abbey 104 FM was warmly welcomed by Curator Brian Earl when she came to discuss Life Below Stairs, one of our two special 2016 exhibitions. As can be heard on the Abbey104 podcast Katy really enjoyed … Continue reading

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Census and truth

Part of the fun of social history lies in noting the similarities between people ‘then’ and ‘us now’. The Census exhibition shows that the temptation to be economical with the truth for official records is far from a modern phenomenon…

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