Discover Dorchester

Keeper of the Walks

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Helping to keep Dorchester beautiful! A few years ago the Dorchester BID got together with the Dorset Waste Partnership and embarked on a joint project to help keep the streets of our county town clean and tidy but also offering a friendly face and assistance to both businesses and the public whilst they are in… Read more »

Comic Book Shop Three Legged Llama is a Hit!

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Since opening its doors in Trinity Street in 2015 Dorchester’s comic book shop Three Legged Llama has gone from strength to strength. The shop specialises in stocking Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel, DC comics and collectables. It’s a one stop shop for back issue comic books, graphic novels and related accessories. We caught up with… Read more »

House of Health & Beauty Celebrate 20 Years

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Holly Aiken had always dreamed of owning her own business, and in1997 after lots of hard work, Holly’s dream came true when she opened House of Health & Beauty in Dorchester. Holly Aiken, Owner of House of Health and Beauty said “My inspiration has always been my lovely Dad who sadly passed away 12 years… Read more »

Dorchester Marathon 2017 Success

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Congratulations to all of the 1,700 runners that took part in Dorchester’s first ever full marathon and the Casterbridge half marathon this weekend. What a turnout for the inaugural marathon event! The race, began and ended at the Cokers Frome showground, and the runners winded their way through part of Dorchester town centre before heading out through West Stafford,… Read more »

Dorset’s Tutankhamun Exhibition Celebrates its 30th Birthday

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

The Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester, Dorset, is celebrating its 30th Birthday this week. This spectacular re-creation of Tutankhamun’s tomb and treasures was the first exhibition of its kind in the world. Since opening in April 1987, it has been internationally acclaimed and has given birth and inspiration to many other exhibitions on Tutankhamun that have… Read more »

Your Guide to Dorchester Carnival 2017

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

The Dorchester Carnival is on ….and the date for your diary this year is Saturday 17th June 2017. The theme this year is “A Night at the Movies” so here is your opportunity to don your favourite Hollywood film star costume and take part in the carnival fun. Starting at 3.15pm on Saturday there will be… Read more »

Melbury Gallery Wins National Award!

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Congratulations to Melbury Gallery who have received a national award for ‘Best Gift Retailer of Jewellery and Fashion Accessories 2017′ on 4th May in a fantastic ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London organised by Progressive Gifts Magazine. It was such an enjoyable day! ‘We honestly didn’t expect to win’ said owner Thelma… Read more »

Dorchester Marathon 2017

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Dorchester Marathon runners to pound streets for the first time. Hot on the heels of the London Marathon comes a brand new running event for Dorset. For the first time the county town of Dorchester will be hosting a marathon and half marathon on Sunday 28th May 2017. Local businesses and organisations including Dorchester BID… Read more »

Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt this Easter

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Oh No! Someone has mixed up all the eggs in the Dinosaur Museum! This Easter help match the dinosaur eggs to their parents and get a great dino prize. The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt is happening every day of the Easter holidays right through until May Bank Holiday Monday 1st May. It’s great fun for… Read more »