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Blandford Town Museum

Blandford Museum houses and displays artefacts from Blandford Forum and the surrounding Villages.      

We are open every Monday to Saturday, 10:00 to 16:00 from 28 March until the end of October. Entry is Free.

 Gardeners Question Time

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Gardeners Question Time is a Corn Exchange Challenge Event to raise funds for the Corn Exchange Regeneration Project. Two Museum members Heather Hinsley, Blandford Museum Victorian Garden- Head Gardener and Mark Hinsley, a professional Arborist, who will be taking questions from the audience. 

Produce and Plants will be on sale, courtesy of Museum Victorian Kitchen Garden.

Please send your questions/photos to helen@herega.co.uk


christmas treeThe Blandford Museum will be open on Wednesday, 9th December, for the

Blandford Yuletide Festival 

byf group logoThe museum's opening hours will be from

4:30pm to 8:30pm

 Blandford Yuletide Festival is organised by a Blandford Community Group

First Thursday Talks of the Month


To finish the year of First Thursday Talks we have speakers talking on subjects ranging from everything-you-want-to-know about the Blandford Market area to the European Neolithic as shown in Prehistoric Art!

This varied programme of short talks has been given by members of the Blandford Town Museum Trust in the last three months to enthusiastic and interested audiences who have packed the Museum once a month on Thursday evenings.

The talks are free to attend although donations are welcome and as space is limited it is advised that you come early to get a good seat. The talks always take place on the first Thursday of the month at the Blandford Museum, with tea and coffee at 7, talks starting at 7:30. Coming up are:

5th November         Judith Ford, on her book on Blandford streets

3rd December        Steve Burman, Prehistoric Art

For more information please contact 01258 458911 or email sylhixsonandrews@gmail.com 


The Blandford Museum's Last Friday in the Garden

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There will be no "Last Fridays" throughout the winter. We will be starting our new season in April 2016. The Next "Last Friday" in the Garden will take place on the 29th of April, 2016.This will be an opportunity to socialise and enjoy an end-of-the-week at the end-of-the-month drink in a lovely garden setting. Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks will be availableSee you there!


Visitors to the Museum 



The Museum was recently visited by Matthew Knight, who is currently doing research on an AHRC-funded project looking at the intentional destruction of Bronze Age metalwork in South-West England. He is co-supervised by Professor Anthony Harding (Exeter) and Dr. Joanna Bruck (Bristol). There is the intention to conduct experimental work as part of his study and to link it with significant theoretical concepts, such as agency and phenomenology.

The links below cover Matthew's visit to Blandford Forum and to the Blandford Museum and shows some of the material he studied while visiting us.

Matthew presents a lovely view of Blandford Forum and our Museum. His detailed results have been presented to the museum and we are grateful for this expert and detailed information on our Bronze Age artefacts.