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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.

 

The Blandford Museum's Last Friday in the Garden

garden adIn the Museum tradition! We would like to invite the public and members to join us in the Museum Victorian Garden on the last Friday of each month,

The 31st of this month.

We will have a "Last Friday" each month through the summer on the last Friday of that month..

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 available, along with Nibbles to purchase.

Wine £3; Beer £2.50; Soft Drinks £1; nibbles as priced

See 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/ 

 

 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 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:

4th June                Sara Loch, guided visit to the Old House

2nd July                  Andy Whitlock, flint knapping

6th August              Jane Ellis-Schon, Finding Pitt-Rivers

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