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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 is… Read more »

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.

Dorset County Museum Spotlight

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Dorset’s award winning County Museum which is centrally located on High West Street, Dorchester is the perfect starting point for an exploration of the history of Dorchester and the surrounding area. It also makes a unique venue if you are planning a special event.

Cafes in Dorchester

Friday, January 8th, 2010

If you are venturing out to do a bit of shopping in Dorchester this weekend then it probably won’t be too long before the cold winter weather gets the better of you and you are in need of a nice ” cup of something” to warm you back up.

Not only does the town have a great selection of shops but if you are looking for somewhere to rest those weary feet and recharge energy levels for the final shopping push, Dorchester is blessed with a superb choice of Cafes and Coffee shops offering a selection of fine foods and beverage to suit all tastes.

History of Judge Jeffreys

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Dorchester is a beautiful English market town with a rich and varied past. Its history is inextricably linked with one of England’s most notorious judges, the “hanging judge” George Jeffreys, and the scene of his many trials can still be experienced by visitors today.

Accommodation in Dorchester

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Dorchester, the historic county town of Dorset is packed with interest and history. It has a varied selection of approved hotel, bed and breakfast and guest house accommodation. Choosing accommodation in Dorchester is the perfect way to enjoy a stay in this delightful market town puts you right at the heart of beautiful rural Dorset, and gives easy access to the stunning Jurassic Coast.

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