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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.

 

shot at dawn2nd pageBlandford Museum will be hosting a lecture by the writer, John Foster, on Wednesday the 20th of April at 7:30. This talk is free IF you purchase a ticket to the play, which will be performed on April 29th and 30th!

              


bargeware teapotThis month's talk is on 5th May and will be on
First Thursday Talks 

A life with a Gavel... "Flogging it" in Blandford

given by Robert Warry FNAVA.

 This talk by Robert is about the 16 years he spent as an auctioneer at Blandford Auction Rooms. Interesting objects - fascinating people - wonderful town.

 Meetings at  Blandford Museum

7.00 for 7.30. Free admission 

For more information please contact 01258 458911

or email sylhixsonandrews@gmail.com 

 

 

A bargeware teapot with the inscripton "O POOR BLANDFORD" -1889

 

 

The Blandford Museum's Last Friday in the Garden

garden ad for website 

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 27th of May, 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 

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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. 

https://alifeinfragments.wordpress.com/2015/05/24/there-and-back-again-a-tale-of-visiting-dorset/ 

https://alifeinfragments.wordpress.com/2015/05/24/blandford-town-museum/