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Dorset Residents’ Week

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
Terracotta Warriors Exhibition
Terracotta Warriors Exhibition

Many of the Dorchester museums and attractions rely heavily on tourists to bring in money and cover their running costs. However, every once in a while it’s always nice to reward the locals too, as it is the local people who keep the attractions going during the off season when all the tourists have gone home.

Dorset Residents’ Week is all about rewarding the locals, and saying thank you for supporting these attractions over the years.

The Residents’ Week takes place from 13th to the 17th June. All of the local museums will be involved:-

  • The Keep Military Museum
  • Dorset County Museum
  • The Teddy Bear Museum
  • The Tutankhamun Exhibition
  • The Terracotta Warriors Exhibition
  • The Dinosaur Museum

These six museums will be offering residents two adult tickets for the price of one, and the Dorset County Museum will also be granting free entry for up to two accompanied children.

If you fancy something a bit more daring and extreme, you can head a little way out of Dorchester to Pine Lodge Farm and have a go at zorbing! If you haven’t tried this yet, zorbing involves getting inside a large clear plastic sphere and rolling down a hill or across water.

As part of Residents’ Week, Zorbing South will be offering you the opportunity to try it out for a price of £33 for 2 adults and £23 for 2 children.

And for those of you who like to keep fit and active, the Thomas Hardye Leisure Centre is offering 2 adults for the price of one on all public swimming sessions. This allows you access to both their 25m main pool and 15m small pool.

You may have already found your vouchers in the Spring 2011 edition of the Dorset County Council’s free newspaper Your Dorset. This should have dropped through your letterbox by now, but if you didn’t get the newspaper, or need some additional tickets, you can find them online on the Visit Dorset website.

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