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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, 10:30 to 16:30 from April and until the end of October. Entry is Free.

  

druce farm 1 Brodie Lecture 

 Friday, 25 April at 7:30 at the Parish Centre

 Druce Farm Roman Villa, a talk by Lilian Ladle MBE, visiting fellow Bournemouth University

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A newly discovered Roman villa is being uncovered at Druce Farm, near Puddletown. Work over the last couple of years has uncovered three ranges of buildings which are set in a courtyard and which are enclosed by deep, artefact-rich ditches.

 The three separate buildings consist of a small industrial range, an aisled hall where a gable wall has fallen intact and a high-class domestic range with at least two mosaic pavements and large amounts of highly decorated wall plaster.  There is evidence for a catastrophic collapse of the buildings.

£4 non-member, £2 member

 

 

Thursday Talks at Blandford Museum

Where could one find out about Catalhoyuk, a Neolithic town in Turkey where there were no streets so the inhabitants ‘got about’ by moving across the rooftops; the exploits of the Portman family; and a brief history of computers from the Egyptians to GPS?

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 next two are:

Thursday 3rd April at 7.30pm at the Town Museum: Sylvia Hixson Andrews. 'Media in the Museum'

Thursday 1st May at 7.30pm at the Town MuseumSally Woodlock. 'Were the Romans in Blandford?'

 

There is no need to book, just come along, but space is limited. Admission is free but donations to the Museum gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be served.

For more information please contact 01258 458911 or email s.hixsonandrews@uwclub.net

 

Living History Community Forces Project

freedomsmThe forces that shape a community are many. Blandford Camp, its many soldiers and their families are an important part of Blandford life. This Blandford Museum project aims to establish a permanent dialogue between the residents of the local civilian and service populations.

One goal is to create an exhibition that will foster a better understanding within the local community of the lives which military families lead.

We are looking for families that would like to participate in the interviews, retired military with a story to tell, Civil Service staff and anyone who would like to help us with the interview process.

This project is funded by the Ministry of Defence Community Covenant Grant. For further information please take a look a our Living History Page...



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