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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 expected to increase the museum’s popularity as an attraction for locals and visitors. As part of the redevelopment project, Dorset County Museum decided to take some of the many exhibitions and artefacts on tour. They opened a popup museum in Brewery Square last year.

The popup museum was initially intended to stay until early this year, however, Brewery Square has proven to be a thriving location. Brewery Square will now remain the museum’s temporary home until 27th April, after which it will continue its tour of the county until the main museum re-opens in 2020.

In 2018, the pop up museum received over 5,000 visitors. This is a 48 percent increase when compared to footfall of the main museum in 2017.

Director of Dorset County Museum, Jonathan Murden, commented: “Brewery Square was a natural home for us during our refurbishment, and we’ve really enjoyed being a part of the family. Visitor numbers are up and we hope this sets a precedent for the rest of the museum’s tour.


Make The Most of It

We highly encourage everyone to make the most of Dorset County Museum’s extended stay. The museum offers visitors the opportunity to take a step back in time and discover more about Dorset’s history. Learn all about its towns, archeology, the Jurassic Coast, fine art, literature and natural history. Children can participate in a number of activities during a visit including ‘meet the archaeologist’ and Easter card making. You can also find out more about what the main museum will look like when the refurbishment is complete.

Popping into the Dorset County Museum is a must when you’re in the area. Make a day out of it by combining your visit with a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and cafes in the square.


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