Discover Dorchester

Welcome For Heroes in Dorchester

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Stories about the work of our armed forces and their heroic deeds are never out of the daily news. They work in difficult conditions far from their home and family, and wouldn’t it be good to express our admiration for their work regardless of our views on the war in question. With that in mind,… Read more »

History of Fordington and St. George’s Church

Friday, March 19th, 2010

  Fordington lies just to the East of Dorchester town centre and could be considered to be a suburb of the town. However, this beautiful area has long been established as a village and to this day retains its own special character. Here’s an insight into the history of Fordington and St George’s Church that… Read more »

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 »