Discover Dorchester

Borough Gardens to Join Virtual Dorchester

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

Our Virtual Dorchester is proving such a success that the Town Council has agreed to look into featuring Borough Gardens (the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the county town). Hopefully, you will soon be able to take a virtual tour of Borough Garndens in all its glory. Virtual Dorchester has proved a success in the… Read more »

Wellworths Birthday Celebrations

Friday, March 12th, 2010

The staff at Wellworths celebrated their 1st anniversary of opening their Dorchester store last night with a party at the Wessex Hotel. Friends and local businesses helped them celebrate meeting the milestone with a buffet and a great local band.

The Keep Military Museum

Friday, March 5th, 2010

The Keep Military Museum is housed in an impressive prominent historical building located at the top of the town in Dorchester, Dorset. ‘The Keep’ used to be the guardroom and gateway to the depot barracks of the former Dorset Regiment and was in active use until 1958.

Terracotta Warriors Museum

Friday, February 26th, 2010

The Terracotta Warriors Museum situated in the centre of Dorchester, at the lower end of High East Stree is a small but inspiring exhibition focuses on the Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor of China and explores the remarkable discovery of these amazing treasures of ancient China – now regarded as the 8th Wonder of the Ancient World.

Dorchester Teddy Bear Museum

Friday, February 19th, 2010

You can now re-live an enchanting time from your own childhood, and give a real thrill to today’s children, by visiting the Dorchester Teddy Bear Museum.

Mummies Museum Dorchester

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Next to the Tutankhamun Exhibition, is another splendid exhibition titled ‘Mummies of the Pharaohs’ located in the Amarna Centre on Alington Street, Dorchester.

The Dinosaur Museum

Friday, February 5th, 2010

For dinosaur lovers, Dorset offers 2 great attractions, The Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester and fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coastline.

Dorchester RingGo Parking Update

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

The RingGo Parking system kicked off to a great start before Christmas and with new users registering every week its use is rising. Dorset County Council have announced that RingGo is also to be made available on the street meters as well from Monday of this week. This is excellent news as they have agreed to… Read more »

Flog It Comes to Dorchester

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

The popular BBC2 antiques programme, Flog It, presented by Paul Martin, is coming to Dorchester this month.

Flog It! – the major BBC2 antiques series – regularly gets an audience of 2 million viewers each weekday – around 25% of the television audience.

Sienna Restaurant wins Michelin Star

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Congratulations to Sienna Restaurant on winning its first prestigious Michelin star –currently the only Michelin Star held in Dorset.