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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.

  

xx john smithBlandford Museum AGM on Thursday, 8 May at 7pm

United Reformed Church Hall, Whitecliff Mill Street, Blandford.

Refreshments, Raffle,  All welcome

 After the meeting, there will be a talk titled ‘Hod Hill Roman Fort’ by John Smith 

 John Smith is an educational archaeologist working in schools throughout the West Country. He has studied the Roman Army for over 20 years and excavated and worked at Rockbourne and Bignor Roman Villas. John will explore the history of the Roman Legionary and challenge media images of the Roman army. He will bring Roman equipment and artefacts and discuss their practicality, construction and uses. This talk will discuss the significance of Hod Hill Roman Fort. 

 

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 5th June at 7.30pm at the Town Museum: Sara Loch, Talk and tour of The Old House. Please assemble in The Close at 7.30pm

Thursday 3rd July at 7.30pm at the Town Museum: Heather Hinsley, The Blandford Museum Victorian Garden.

 

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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