Events at the Museum and Mill

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Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have a full calendar of events for 2022. These events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.



Please contact us for more information.

Finds day with Ciorstaidh Trevarthen

Appointment only [email protected]

On January 27th, 2022 in The Museum.
Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have a full calendar of events for 2022. These events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.



The Museum opens!

Mon, Fri, Sat, 10.00-12.30

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

Talk by Richard Hall of the British Museum

Talk by Richard Hall 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

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have a full calendar of events for 2022. These events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.



Mill opens!

Mill opens last weekend in March, on the 26th. Mon, Thurs, Sat and Sun 11.00 am – 5.00 pm

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

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have a full calendar of events for 2022. These events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.



Easter

Museum / shop extended hours.

April 4th – Dec 23rd. Mon, Thurs, Fri, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm. Sat 10.00 am – 12.30 pm

Milling flour, Sat and Mon. (Sunday TBC)

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

Kay Townsend talk: Fairground side shows

At the Bow Room in The Exchange.

On April 4th, 2022 in The Exchange.
Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have a full calendar of events for 2022. These events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.



Finds day with Ciorstaidh Trevarthen

Appointment only [email protected]

On May 26th, 2022 in The Museum.
Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have a full calendar of events for 2022. These events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.



Talk by artisan baker, Steve Oxford

Title and date to be confirmed

TBC in The Exchange.
Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have a full calendar of events for 2022. These events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.



Music session on Mill forecourt

Date and details to be confirmed

1st weekend of July in The Mill.
Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have a full calendar of events for 2022. These events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.



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

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have a full calendar of events for 2022. These events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.



Steve Etches, (Modern day Mary Anning) Fossils and Kimmeridge

TBC in The Exchange.

Cheese fair and Milling flour and extended hours at museum

2nd weekend of September in The Mill and The Museum.

Finds day with Ciorstaidh Trevarthen

Appointment only [email protected]

On September 29th, 2022 in The Museum.
Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have a full calendar of events for 2022. These events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.



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

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have a full calendar of events for 2022. These events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.



AGM plus visiting speaker

Time and details to be confirmed

On November 2nd, 2022 in The Exchange.
Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have a full calendar of events for 2022. These events will be added as soon as they are confirmed.



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.