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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.


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Special Lecture on  

T E Lawrence


This talk is a jointly sponsored lecture by the Blandford Town Museum and the Friends of the Corn Exchange

The lecture will be held at Blandford Corn Exchange

All proceeds will be divided between the two charities

Blandford Museum Patrons and Friends receive a 50% reduction on the cost of the ticket

The Brough Superior will be on display starting from 6pm

Refreshments (wine, coffee, tea) will be available


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. 




 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:

 1st October            Edrys Brkham, Roman excavations at Bryanston School.

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