We are very fortunate in having Nick Tett and his team working in their premises in Beaminster Square but did you know of the 19th century Beaminster butcher who became a Master Butcher working at Smithfield Market in London? Come to the museum to find out more.
There is so much to see and do in the museum this weekend. There are even instructions on how to amaze your Easter guests with elaborately folded napkins.
Unfortunately, our housemaids are not available for hire but they assure us designs such as this are relatively simple to achieve. For post-dining entertainment, we can also offer The Dorset Puzzle Book, new this season and a real bargain at only £3 per copy with puzzles to suit all members of the family.
Set designers at work
As ever, our team of display set-creators has been very hard at work ensuring that the new season exhibitions are shown at their best and that the permanent exhibits are spruced up. Doors open tomorrow at 10.30 a.m. Remember, accompanied children under 16 are free. We look forward to seeing you. Maybe you can find out more about your local family history by exploring the Census exhibition?
Our doors open again to the public on Friday 25th March. The permanent exhibitions have been refreshed and for this season we start with two new temporary exhibitions:
- Census – showing how the population changes within the locality over the decades
- Life Below Stairs – a look at domestic service in and around Beaminster in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
We are now closed for the Winter but that does not mean we have stopped work! We are preparing our new season’s exhibitions, carrying out essential maintenance and, of course, hosting our popular Winter talks. The shop is also available either online or by contacting us in person.
Have you picked up your form for the Treasure Hunt? If not, download it now from here and have fun! treasurehuntform
Back to School and William Rhodes-Moorhouse (VC) Exhibitions
Friday 3 April – Sunday 1 November
Open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Bank Holidays 10.30am–4.00pm, and Sundays 2.00pm–4.30pm
Friday 3 April: 10.30 am Museum opens for the 2015 season
World War 1 Home and Away: Lest We Forget
Experience our new exciting exhibition.
Walk back in time and see how troops were recruited, what life was like at home and our re-creation of a First World War trench.
There are the stories of local men from Beaminster and the local area who gave their lives in World War 1.
There’s a lot to see.
Open from Saturday 19 July – Sunday 2 November
Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday and Bank Holidays 10.30 am – 1 pm and 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm. Sunday – 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm.