Discover Dorchester

Hot & Sweet Café and Restaurant

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Wioletta Zychowicz is the owner of Hot & Sweet coffee shop in Dorchester’s High West Street. She has been serving coffee, breakfasts and lunches to a loyal set of customers for the last two years. Items on the Hot & Sweet menu range from paninis and jacket potatoes to smoothies and milkshakes. All tastes are… Read more »

What’s On At Open Dorchester – Heritage Open Day

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

Find out what’s on and where at Open Dorchester Heritage Open Day on Sunday 15th September 2019. Tours High Street tours Time: 11:00 – 15:30 Location: High East Street – 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00. High West Street – 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 Starting point: Gazebo near Town Pump High Street Tours of Dorchester’s… Read more »

Street Closure for Heritage Open Day in Dorchester

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Dorchester Heritage Committee have partnered with various local businesses to organise Heritage Open Day, which takes place on Sunday 15th September. High West Street and High East Street will be closed to traffic as part of the event. The road closure will be in place from 9:30am for a day full of activities to celebrate… Read more »

Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair Brought 5,300 Visitors to Dorchester

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019

A superb new video and some very encouraging figures are released by the organisers of the successful Thomas Hardy Fair which took place in Dorchester in June. Volunteers The Thomas Hardy Fair had support from 210 Volunteers. A contribution of 1,894 volunteering hours went into the event. Visitors There were approximately 5,300 people in attendance on the… Read more »

Dorchester Supersleuth Competition 2019

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Dorchester Supersleuth picture clue competition gets underway on Friday 12th July 2019. The theme this year is Adventures in Space & Pioneers of Flight, which coincides nicely with the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the moon. Start your supersleuth mission now! Dorchester Supersleuth The increasingly popular Dorchester Supersleuth is a picture clue competition… Read more »

Moonbury Rings Festival Is Coming To Dorchester

Friday, July 5th, 2019

Important Notice: Apollo – One Giant Leap on Friday 19 July has been postponed.  It will now take place on Sunday 21 July (gates open 6pm).  All other events at Maumbury Rings remain unchanged. Dorchester Arts have teamed up Dorchester Town Council to stage the Moonbury Rings Festival – a weekend of lunar-themed activities lifting… Read more »

Dorchester events in 2019 at Borough Gardens and Maumbury Rings

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Events Calendar – Outdoor Events in Dorchester 2019 The summer months are now upon us and the list of the free outdoor events taking place in Dorchester has recently been announced. Here’s our guide to Dorchester events in 2019 at the beautiful Borough Gardens and the historic roman amphitheatre of Maumbury Rings. Borough Gardens July Sunday… Read more »

The Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair is a HUGE Success

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Dorchester’s first Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair to celebrate the birthday of the famous literary great was a huge success. Scores of people flocked to the historic town centre yesterday to witness craft demonstrations, bell ringing, Dorset horn sheep, a steam traction engine, an inflatable museum and much more. The event began with a children’s costume… Read more »

The Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair Costume Competition

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

The first Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair is coming to Dorchester this weekend, and visitors & business owners alike are all encouraged to dress in Victorian Costume for the occasion. There’s less than a week to go until The Thomas Hardy Victorian Fair comes to Dorchester on Sunday 2nd June. Have you thought about what your… Read more »

Dippy And The Dorset County Museum Win Award

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Dippy the Diplodocus and the team at The Dorset County Museum have won a prestigious award. Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure was awarded ‘Partnership of the Year’ at the Museums and Heritage Awards. The award was given in recognition of the partnership with The Natural History Museum in a tour that began with Dippy’s… Read more »