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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 »

Dodgson’s of Dorchester – An Aladdin’s Cave for Everything DIY

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Dodgson’s of Dorchester is a hardware store that has been a longstanding feature of South Street. Renowned for stocking all manner of DIY supplies no matter how obscure. We catch up with business owner Glenn House to find out how his traditional business continues to thrive and adapt after first opening more than half a century ago…. Read more »

Paralympics Champion Paul Blake to Switch on Dorchester Christmas Lights

Thursday, November 24th, 2016

It has been announced that Paralympic gold medalist Paul Blake has been confirmed to do the big Christmas light switch on at Dorchester’s 2016 Christmas Cracker evening. The athlete, who lives locally to Dorchester shot to fame by winning gold at the Rio Paralympics earlier this year in the T36 400m and followed this up with silver in… Read more »

Free Things To Do In Dorchester

Monday, October 17th, 2016

We take a look at some of the great free things to do in Dorchester. Going out for the day can be an expensive experience however it does always have to be that way. In Dorset’s county town there are plenty of activities to do which won’t hit you hard in the wallet. We’ve shortlisted… Read more »

Super Sleuth Competition 2016 – Winners and Answers

Friday, October 14th, 2016

The 2016 Super Sleuth competition is officially closed and we have been absolutely delighted with the number of entries in to this year’s competition. We hope everyone who took part enjoyed it as much as we did putting together the competition and clues. This year saw a growing number of youngsters sleuthing around Dorchester looking… Read more »

Dorset County Show 2016

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Congratulations to the organisers of the Dorset County Show – although the weather didn’t entirely play ball on Saturday – Sunday certainly brought the crowds out – and what a fantastic show. Here are a few of our favourite photos from Sunday. See you again next year! Dorset County Show 2016 Gallery