Events at the Museum and Mill

Thank you for taking interest in events at the Museum and Mill! Using menu on the left, find out what’s going on each month.

Exhibitions

Weddings in Sturminster Newton

Visit this temporary exhibition to see photographs of weddings from times gone by in Sturminster Newton, and three wedding dresses lent by local brides from the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s.

Throwaway Living

For millennia humans have left behind debris associated with their life styles. Early “waste” consisted mainly of items that could not be re-used because they were either broken or inedible. The onset of industrialisation and cheaper production of most goods, particularly during the Victorian era, led to an increase in items being thrown away because they were empty rather than broken. The display features items, particularly ceramic and glass pots and bottles, thrown away by our Victorian forebears and earlier. Effects of the later invention of plastics and the dramatic increase in the use of plastics in the last 70 years are illustrated, as are the consequences of plastic waste for our oceans and climate.

Dentistry

To accompany a grim looking dentist`s chair in our possession, which was used in Sturminster Newton in the 1930s, there is a small (mainly humorous) exhibition of the history of dentistry.



Please contact us for more information.

Finds day with Ciorstaidh Trevarthen

Appointment only [email protected]

On January 27th, 2022 in The Museum.
Exhibitions

Weddings in Sturminster Newton

Visit this temporary exhibition to see photographs of weddings from times gone by in Sturminster Newton, and three wedding dresses lent by local brides from the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s.

Throwaway Living

For millennia humans have left behind debris associated with their life styles. Early “waste” consisted mainly of items that could not be re-used because they were either broken or inedible. The onset of industrialisation and cheaper production of most goods, particularly during the Victorian era, led to an increase in items being thrown away because they were empty rather than broken. The display features items, particularly ceramic and glass pots and bottles, thrown away by our Victorian forebears and earlier. Effects of the later invention of plastics and the dramatic increase in the use of plastics in the last 70 years are illustrated, as are the consequences of plastic waste for our oceans and climate.

Dentistry

To accompany a grim looking dentist`s chair in our possession, which was used in Sturminster Newton in the 1930s, there is a small (mainly humorous) exhibition of the history of dentistry.



The Museum opens!

Mon, Fri, Sat, 10.00-12.30

On February 7th, 2022, 10:00 am in The Museum.

Talk by Richard Hobbs of the British Museum

Talk by Richard Hobbs of the British Museum. Hinton St, Mary Mosaic. Tickets available online / phone Exchange: 01258 475137

On February 9th, 2022, 7:30 pm in The Exchange.
Exhibitions

Weddings in Sturminster Newton

Visit this temporary exhibition to see photographs of weddings from times gone by in Sturminster Newton, and three wedding dresses lent by local brides from the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s.

Throwaway Living

For millennia humans have left behind debris associated with their life styles. Early “waste” consisted mainly of items that could not be re-used because they were either broken or inedible. The onset of industrialisation and cheaper production of most goods, particularly during the Victorian era, led to an increase in items being thrown away because they were empty rather than broken. The display features items, particularly ceramic and glass pots and bottles, thrown away by our Victorian forebears and earlier. Effects of the later invention of plastics and the dramatic increase in the use of plastics in the last 70 years are illustrated, as are the consequences of plastic waste for our oceans and climate.

Dentistry

To accompany a grim looking dentist`s chair in our possession, which was used in Sturminster Newton in the 1930s, there is a small (mainly humorous) exhibition of the history of dentistry.



Mill opens!

Mill opens last weekend in March, on the 26th.

Mon, Thurs, Sat and Sun 11.00am -5.00pm. All machinery working, tours available, flour for sale.

On March 26th, 2022, 11:00 am in The Mill.
Exhibitions

Weddings in Sturminster Newton

Visit this temporary exhibition to see photographs of weddings from times gone by in Sturminster Newton, and three wedding dresses lent by local brides from the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s.

Throwaway Living

For millennia humans have left behind debris associated with their life styles. Early “waste” consisted mainly of items that could not be re-used because they were either broken or inedible. The onset of industrialisation and cheaper production of most goods, particularly during the Victorian era, led to an increase in items being thrown away because they were empty rather than broken. The display features items, particularly ceramic and glass pots and bottles, thrown away by our Victorian forebears and earlier. Effects of the later invention of plastics and the dramatic increase in the use of plastics in the last 70 years are illustrated, as are the consequences of plastic waste for our oceans and climate.

Dentistry

To accompany a grim looking dentist`s chair in our possession, which was used in Sturminster Newton in the 1930s, there is a small (mainly humorous) exhibition of the history of dentistry.



Museum/Shop Extended Hours Begin

The Museum’s opening hours are extended from April 4th – Dec 23rd 2022.

Mon, Thurs, Fri, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Sat 10.00 am – 12.30 pm.

 

On April 4th, 2022, 10:00 am in The Museum.

Easter Milling Weekend

A chance to see the milling of flour in action on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 April. Our millers will be using historic methods to mill flour for the Mill and Museum shop, which will be available to purchase.

On April 16 & 17, 2022 in The Mill.

Milling Weekend

A chance to see the milling of flour in action on May Bank Holiday Weekend. Our millers will be using historic methods to mill flour for the Mill and Museum shop, which will be available to purchase.

On April 30 and May 1, 2022 in The Mill.
Exhibitions

Weddings in Sturminster Newton

Visit this temporary exhibition to see photographs of weddings from times gone by in Sturminster Newton, and three wedding dresses lent by local brides from the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s.

Throwaway Living

For millennia humans have left behind debris associated with their life styles. Early “waste” consisted mainly of items that could not be re-used because they were either broken or inedible. The onset of industrialisation and cheaper production of most goods, particularly during the Victorian era, led to an increase in items being thrown away because they were empty rather than broken. The display features items, particularly ceramic and glass pots and bottles, thrown away by our Victorian forebears and earlier. Effects of the later invention of plastics and the dramatic increase in the use of plastics in the last 70 years are illustrated, as are the consequences of plastic waste for our oceans and climate.

Dentistry

To accompany a grim looking dentist`s chair in our possession, which was used in Sturminster Newton in the 1930s, there is a small (mainly humorous) exhibition of the history of dentistry.



May Bank Holiday Weekend

A chance to see the milling of flour in action on May Bank Holiday Weekend. Our millers will be using historic methods to mill flour for the Mill and Museum shop, which will be available to purchase.

On April 30 & May 1 & 2, 2022 in The Mill.

Kay Townsend talk: Fairground side shows

At the Bow Room in the Exchange, click here for more details.

On 4 May, 2022, 7:30pm in The Exchange.

National Mills Weekend

A chance to see the milling of flour in action on National Mills Weekend. Our millers will be using historic methods to mill flour for the Mill and Museum shop, which will be available to purchase.

On May 7 & 8, 2022 in The Mill.

Finds day with Ciorstaidh Trevarthen

Appointment only [email protected]

On May 26th, 2022 in The Museum.
Exhibitions

Weddings in Sturminster Newton

Visit this temporary exhibition to see photographs of weddings from times gone by in Sturminster Newton, and three wedding dresses lent by local brides from the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s.

Throwaway Living

For millennia humans have left behind debris associated with their life styles. Early “waste” consisted mainly of items that could not be re-used because they were either broken or inedible. The onset of industrialisation and cheaper production of most goods, particularly during the Victorian era, led to an increase in items being thrown away because they were empty rather than broken. The display features items, particularly ceramic and glass pots and bottles, thrown away by our Victorian forebears and earlier. Effects of the later invention of plastics and the dramatic increase in the use of plastics in the last 70 years are illustrated, as are the consequences of plastic waste for our oceans and climate.

Dentistry

To accompany a grim looking dentist`s chair in our possession, which was used in Sturminster Newton in the 1930s, there is a small (mainly humorous) exhibition of the history of dentistry.



Milling at Sturminster Newton Mill

Visit the Mill to see flour being milled with traditional methods, and have the opportunity to purchase the final product from the Mill Shop.

June 3, 2022 in The Mill.

Milling Weekend

Visit Sturminster Newton Mill to see traditional flour milling in practice, and have the opportunity to purchase the final product from our Mill Shop.

June 11 & 12, 2022 in The Mill.

Talk by artisan baker, Steve Oxford

On June 29, 2022, 7:30pm in The Exchange.
Exhibitions

Weddings in Sturminster Newton

Visit this temporary exhibition to see photographs of weddings from times gone by in Sturminster Newton, and three wedding dresses lent by local brides from the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s.

Throwaway Living

For millennia humans have left behind debris associated with their life styles. Early “waste” consisted mainly of items that could not be re-used because they were either broken or inedible. The onset of industrialisation and cheaper production of most goods, particularly during the Victorian era, led to an increase in items being thrown away because they were empty rather than broken. The display features items, particularly ceramic and glass pots and bottles, thrown away by our Victorian forebears and earlier. Effects of the later invention of plastics and the dramatic increase in the use of plastics in the last 70 years are illustrated, as are the consequences of plastic waste for our oceans and climate.

Dentistry

To accompany a grim looking dentist`s chair in our possession, which was used in Sturminster Newton in the 1930s, there is a small (mainly humorous) exhibition of the history of dentistry.



Milling Weekend

Visit Sturminster Newton Mill to see traditional flour milling in action, and purchase a bag of the finished product to take home!

July 9 & 10, 2022 in The Mill.
Exhibitions

Weddings in Sturminster Newton

Visit this temporary exhibition to see photographs of weddings from times gone by in Sturminster Newton, and three wedding dresses lent by local brides from the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s.

Throwaway Living

For millennia humans have left behind debris associated with their life styles. Early “waste” consisted mainly of items that could not be re-used because they were either broken or inedible. The onset of industrialisation and cheaper production of most goods, particularly during the Victorian era, led to an increase in items being thrown away because they were empty rather than broken. The display features items, particularly ceramic and glass pots and bottles, thrown away by our Victorian forebears and earlier. Effects of the later invention of plastics and the dramatic increase in the use of plastics in the last 70 years are illustrated, as are the consequences of plastic waste for our oceans and climate.

Dentistry

To accompany a grim looking dentist`s chair in our possession, which was used in Sturminster Newton in the 1930s, there is a small (mainly humorous) exhibition of the history of dentistry.



Milling Weekend

Visit Sturminster Newton Mill to see traditional flour milling in action, and purchase a bag of the finished product to take home!

August 6 & 7, 2022 in The Mill.

Milling Bank Holiday Weekend

Visit Sturminster Newton Mill during the Bank Holiday weekend to see traditional flour milling in action, and purchase a bag of the finished product to take home!

August 27 & 28, 2022 in The Mill.
Exhibitions

Weddings in Sturminster Newton

Visit this temporary exhibition to see photographs of weddings from times gone by in Sturminster Newton, and three wedding dresses lent by local brides from the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s.

Throwaway Living

For millennia humans have left behind debris associated with their life styles. Early “waste” consisted mainly of items that could not be re-used because they were either broken or inedible. The onset of industrialisation and cheaper production of most goods, particularly during the Victorian era, led to an increase in items being thrown away because they were empty rather than broken. The display features items, particularly ceramic and glass pots and bottles, thrown away by our Victorian forebears and earlier. Effects of the later invention of plastics and the dramatic increase in the use of plastics in the last 70 years are illustrated, as are the consequences of plastic waste for our oceans and climate.

Dentistry

To accompany a grim looking dentist`s chair in our possession, which was used in Sturminster Newton in the 1930s, there is a small (mainly humorous) exhibition of the history of dentistry.



"Species Diversity in Kimmeridge Clay" - Talk by Steve Etches

Talk by Steve Etches about fossils and Kimmeridge. Tickets available from the Exchange.

On September 7, 2022 in The Exchange.

Cheese Fair

Extended opening hours at Sturminster Newton Museum

Milling flour at Sturminster Newton Mill, using traditional methods.

On September 10 & 11, 2022 in The Museum.

Finds day with Ciorstaidh Trevarthen

Appointment only [email protected]

On September 29th, 2022 in The Museum.
Exhibitions

Weddings in Sturminster Newton

Visit this temporary exhibition to see photographs of weddings from times gone by in Sturminster Newton, and three wedding dresses lent by local brides from the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s.

Throwaway Living

For millennia humans have left behind debris associated with their life styles. Early “waste” consisted mainly of items that could not be re-used because they were either broken or inedible. The onset of industrialisation and cheaper production of most goods, particularly during the Victorian era, led to an increase in items being thrown away because they were empty rather than broken. The display features items, particularly ceramic and glass pots and bottles, thrown away by our Victorian forebears and earlier. Effects of the later invention of plastics and the dramatic increase in the use of plastics in the last 70 years are illustrated, as are the consequences of plastic waste for our oceans and climate.

Dentistry

To accompany a grim looking dentist`s chair in our possession, which was used in Sturminster Newton in the 1930s, there is a small (mainly humorous) exhibition of the history of dentistry.



Aside from the below exhibitions, there are no events at this time. Please check back later to see if new events have been arranged for this month.
Exhibitions

Weddings in Sturminster Newton

Visit this temporary exhibition to see photographs of weddings from times gone by in Sturminster Newton, and three wedding dresses lent by local brides from the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s.

Throwaway Living

For millennia humans have left behind debris associated with their life styles. Early “waste” consisted mainly of items that could not be re-used because they were either broken or inedible. The onset of industrialisation and cheaper production of most goods, particularly during the Victorian era, led to an increase in items being thrown away because they were empty rather than broken. The display features items, particularly ceramic and glass pots and bottles, thrown away by our Victorian forebears and earlier. Effects of the later invention of plastics and the dramatic increase in the use of plastics in the last 70 years are illustrated, as are the consequences of plastic waste for our oceans and climate.

Dentistry

To accompany a grim looking dentist`s chair in our possession, which was used in Sturminster Newton in the 1930s, there is a small (mainly humorous) exhibition of the history of dentistry.



AGM plus visiting speaker

Time and details to be confirmed

On November 2nd, 2022 in The Exchange.
Exhibitions

Weddings in Sturminster Newton

Visit this temporary exhibition to see photographs of weddings from times gone by in Sturminster Newton, and three wedding dresses lent by local brides from the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s.

Throwaway Living

For millennia humans have left behind debris associated with their life styles. Early “waste” consisted mainly of items that could not be re-used because they were either broken or inedible. The onset of industrialisation and cheaper production of most goods, particularly during the Victorian era, led to an increase in items being thrown away because they were empty rather than broken. The display features items, particularly ceramic and glass pots and bottles, thrown away by our Victorian forebears and earlier. Effects of the later invention of plastics and the dramatic increase in the use of plastics in the last 70 years are illustrated, as are the consequences of plastic waste for our oceans and climate.

Dentistry

To accompany a grim looking dentist`s chair in our possession, which was used in Sturminster Newton in the 1930s, there is a small (mainly humorous) exhibition of the history of dentistry.



Carol Service

Candle lit carol service with Rev. Seymour.

On 20th December, at 6:30pm in The Mill.
Exhibitions

Crested China

Display of crested ceramic souvenirs of Sturminster Newton, popular in early 20th century.

Concealed Shoes

Examples of children’s shoes found hidden in a local thatched roof and a short history.

Sturminster Police Station

A look at the role played by the police and the station in the town from mid-19th century.

Found in the Ground

Display of objects found in Sturminster Newton and surrounding areas.

Cottage industries

A look at cottage industries in Sturminster and surrounding villages.

Please contact us for more information.

Finds Day

Finds Day with Corstaidh Trevarthan, Finds Liaison Officer and archaeologist Claire Ponder. Please find along anything you would like identified.

On 25th January, at 10:30am to 1:00pm in The Museum.
Exhibitions

A Look-back at Rural Life in and around Sturminster

Including generously loaned artefacts and costumes from a local collector.

Sturminster Castle

The Manor House on the hill, once owned by Katherine Parr, that played such an important role in the history of Sturminster.

An Easier Life

A display of domestic items from the collection in the museum.

Please contact us for more information.

The Great Western Railway

“The Great Western Railway” is a talk by Tim Cooling.

On 7th February, at 7:30pm in The Exchange.
Exhibitions

A Look-back at Rural Life in and around Sturminster

Including generously loaned artefacts and costumes from a local collector.

Sturminster Castle

The Manor House on the hill, once owned by Katherine Parr, that played such an important role in the history of Sturminster.

An Easier Life

A display of domestic items from the collection in the museum.

Please contact us for more information.

Memories and Images from POW camp recorded by a former Sturminster resident, Tom Guttridge

“Memories and Images from POW camp recorded by a former Sturminster resident, Tom Guttridge” presented by his son Roger Guttridge.

On 7th March, in The Exchange.
Exhibitions

A Look-back at Rural Life in and around Sturminster

Including generously loaned artefacts and costumes from a local collector.

Sturminster Castle

The Manor House on the hill, once owned by Katherine Parr, that played such an important role in the history of Sturminster.

An Easier Life

A display of domestic items from the collection in the museum.

Please contact us for more information.

“Pirates.” Fact or Fiction

Who were they? Were they as fierce as we are led to believe? Howard Nicols returns to give us another entertaining talk.

On 3rd April, at 7:30pm in The Exchange.
Exhibitions

A Look-back at Rural Life in and around Sturminster

Including generously loaned artefacts and costumes from a local collector.

Sturminster Castle

The Manor House on the hill, once owned by Katherine Parr, that played such an important role in the history of Sturminster.

An Easier Life

A display of domestic items from the collection in the museum.

Please contact us for more information.

Verwood Pottery

Verwood Pottery - Dan Carter

On 4th May, at 7:30pm in The Exchange.
Exhibitions

A Look-back at Rural Life in and around Sturminster

Including generously loaned artefacts and costumes from a local collector.

Sturminster Castle

The Manor House on the hill, once owned by Katherine Parr, that played such an important role in the history of Sturminster.

An Easier Life

A display of domestic items from the collection in the museum.

Please contact us for more information.

The Beauty of Buttons

Mrs Harper will explain the history of buttons and display her collection, many found during metal detecting sessions. She is also willing to identify any unusual buttons bought along by the audience.

On 6th June, at 7:30pm in The Exchange.
Exhibitions

A Look-back at Rural Life in and around Sturminster

Including generously loaned artefacts and costumes from a local collector.

Sturminster Castle

The Manor House on the hill, once owned by Katherine Parr, that played such an important role in the history of Sturminster.

An Easier Life

A display of domestic items from the collection in the museum.

Please contact us for more information.

Aside from the below exhibitions, there are no events at this time. Please check back later to see if new events have been arranged for this month.
Exhibitions

A Look-back at Rural Life in and around Sturminster

Including generously loaned artefacts and costumes from a local collector.

Sturminster Castle

The Manor House on the hill, once owned by Katherine Parr, that played such an important role in the history of Sturminster.

An Easier Life

A display of domestic items from the collection in the museum.

Please contact us for more information.

Aside from the below exhibitions, there are no events at this time. Please check back later to see if new events have been arranged for this month.
Exhibitions

A Look-back at Rural Life in and around Sturminster

Including generously loaned artefacts and costumes from a local collector.

Sturminster Castle

The Manor House on the hill, once owned by Katherine Parr, that played such an important role in the history of Sturminster.

An Easier Life

A display of domestic items from the collection in the museum.

Please contact us for more information.

Speaker Tony Brandon

Title to be confirmed

Exhibitions

A Look-back at Rural Life in and around Sturminster

Including generously loaned artefacts and costumes from a local collector.

Sturminster Castle

The Manor House on the hill, once owned by Katherine Parr, that played such an important role in the history of Sturminster.

An Easier Life

A display of domestic items from the collection in the museum.

Please contact us for more information.

New Light on the Knowlton Complex

During a recent excavation, it was discovered this complex contains at least 7 henge monuments, over 170 round barrows and ditches and a remarkable early Beaker period burial. Speaker Dr Martin Green guides us through the discoveries.

On 5th October, at 7:30pm in The Exchange.
Exhibitions

A Look-back at Rural Life in and around Sturminster

Including generously loaned artefacts and costumes from a local collector.

Sturminster Castle

The Manor House on the hill, once owned by Katherine Parr, that played such an important role in the history of Sturminster.

An Easier Life

A display of domestic items from the collection in the museum.

Please contact us for more information.

Aside from the below exhibitions, there are no events at this time. Please check back later to see if new events have been arranged for this month.
Exhibitions

A Look-back at Rural Life in and around Sturminster

Including generously loaned artefacts and costumes from a local collector.

Sturminster Castle

The Manor House on the hill, once owned by Katherine Parr, that played such an important role in the history of Sturminster.

An Easier Life

A display of domestic items from the collection in the museum.

Please contact us for more information.

Aside from the below exhibitions, there are no events at this time. Please check back later to see if new events have been arranged for this month.
Exhibitions

A Look-back at Rural Life in and around Sturminster

Including generously loaned artefacts and costumes from a local collector.

Sturminster Castle

The Manor House on the hill, once owned by Katherine Parr, that played such an important role in the history of Sturminster.

An Easier Life

A display of domestic items from the collection in the museum.

Please contact us for more information.