Discover Dorchester

Celebrate British Science Week at the Dorchester Family Science Festival

Friday, March 8th, 2019

For all those, young and old, who love science and like learning new things, there is an exciting new event coming to the Corn Exchange in Dorchester on Sunday 17th March from 1pm – 5pm. Events, Activities and Astronomers Offering a free Family Science Festival, experts from all over Dorset will set out to delight,… Read more »

Brewery Square Pop Up Museum Extends its Stay

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

It’s great news for Brewery Square as the pop up Dorset County Museum has extended its stay! The Dorset County Museum based in High West Street received £15 million funding last year for a redevelopment project. The investment is being used to create a shop, cafe, gallery, library and learning centre. These new additions are… Read more »

Dorchester Art Gallery – Unique, Diverse and Contemporary Artwork

Monday, January 14th, 2019

Looking for unique, diverse and contemporary artwork is made easy with Dorchester Art Gallery, situated in the fast developing Brewery Square. Their showroom features a wide range of paintings, collectable limited editions and sculptures, a perfect addition to any household. Whether it’s for new home owners or existing residents, you’re bound to find something that takes your… Read more »

Keeping Fit In Dorchester

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Dorchester makes keeping fit this new year easier than ever with the many fantastic gyms, sports centres and walking trails on our doorstep. From those that prefer to get out and about for their exercise to those that prefer to be in and out of a gym, we’ve included a wide range of options to… Read more »

Morrish & Banham – Dorchester Wine Tasting and Masterclass Sessions

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Morrish & Banham are a wine merchant offering a diverse range of quality wines along with tasting and masterclass sessions. They first opened their shop back in 2015 and basing themselves in Brewery Square. Over three years later and the business is going from strength to strength. We caught up with co-owner Mark Banham for some background… Read more »

Dorchester Christmas Cracker 2018

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Get into the festive spirit at this year’s Christmas Cracker in Dorchester town centre. Coming with many festive events not to be missed, the date to mark in this year’s calendar is Thursday 6th December. The Christmas Cracker makes for a fantastic evening the whole family can enjoy. See the big Christmas lights switch on. Wander… Read more »

Christmas Events In Dorchester 2018

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Christmas is right around the corner and Dorchester has plenty of events happening during the festive period. From the Family Santa Fun Run to Skating In The Square, there’s something taking place in Dorchester this Christmas for everyone to enjoy! Dorchester Christmas Cracker Celebrate the start of Christmas in Dorchester with the highly anticipated Christmas… Read more »

Supersleuth Competition Winner Donates Portion of Winnings To Charity

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018

Young Thomas Hardye pupil, Lily McIntosh hands over a cheque to Weldmars’ Emily Fisher. Winner of the 11+ age group in this year’s Dorchester SuperSleuth competition Lily McIntosh had asked the Dorchester BID if she could donate £10 of her prize money to the Joseph Weld Hospice who have recently supported a close member of… Read more »

Dorchester Gets FREE Saturday Parking This December

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

WDDC & DCC, at the request of The Dorchester Business Improvement District have agreed to provide FREE parking in all Council operated car parks and on-street parking in Dorchester for the last 3 Saturdays in Dec (8th, 15th, 22nd) as well as Christmas Eve Monday 24th of December. This initiative requested by DBID with the… Read more »

The Nappers Mite Clock Sees New Life After 10 Years

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

It’s been a long time coming, but the 19th Century Nappers Mite Clock sees new life. Thanks to funding by local residents, businesses and council, the clock has been fully restored following over 10 years of neglect. It now features an updated mechanism to maintain accurate time keeping, making the timepiece fit for the 21st… Read more »