Events at the Museum and Mill

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Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have full calendar of events for 2021 and several events such as Archaeological activities and children’s Roman activities are still at the planning stage. These and other environmental events will be added as soon as they are confirmed



Please contact us for more information.

Talk. Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance

Speaker, Leanne Colverson will present an insight to a local and valued organisation.

On May 5th, 2021, 7:30pm in The Exchange.

Milling weekend & Saturday Cream Tea

On May 8th / 9th, 2021 in The Mill.
Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have full calendar of events for 2021 and several events such as Archaeological activities and children’s Roman activities are still at the planning stage. These and other environmental events will be added as soon as they are confirmed



Talk. Thatching

Local Thatcher, Andy Ploughman will explain his life and work on the roof tops of S.N.

On June 2nd, 2021, 7:30pm in The Exchange.

Milling weekend

On June 12th / 13th, 2021 in The Mill.

Literary Festival

Specific activities to be confirmed

TBC in Town, Museum and Mill.
Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have full calendar of events for 2021 and several events such as Archaeological activities and children’s Roman activities are still at the planning stage. These and other environmental events will be added as soon as they are confirmed



Music

Venue for Boogie session with International musicians Coffee and cake

On July 3rd / 4th, 2021 in The Mill.

Milling Weekend

On July 10th / 11th, 2021 in The Mill.
Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have full calendar of events for 2021 and several events such as Archaeological activities and children’s Roman activities are still at the planning stage. These and other environmental events will be added as soon as they are confirmed



Milling Weekend & Saturday Cream Tea

On August 14th / 15th, 2021 in The Mill.
Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have full calendar of events for 2021 and several events such as Archaeological activities and children’s Roman activities are still at the planning stage. These and other environmental events will be added as soon as they are confirmed



Talk. Prominent Women in the Bankes Family of Kingston Lacy

David Beardsley returns to tell another chapter in the story the local Stately Home Kingston Lacy

On September 1st, 2021, 7:30 pm in The Exchange.

Cheese Festival

On September 11th / 12th, 2021 in Town, Museum and Mill.

Museum Milling Weekend

Extended Hours at the museum and last milling weekend

On September 25th / 26th, 2021 in The Mill.
Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have full calendar of events for 2021 and several events such as Archaeological activities and children’s Roman activities are still at the planning stage. These and other environmental events will be added as soon as they are confirmed



Talk. Cowboy Heroes and Villains

Ever popular speaker, Howard Nichols, returns with an entertaining subject.

On October 6th, 2021, 7:30 pm in The Exchange.
Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have full calendar of events for 2021 and several events such as Archaeological activities and children’s Roman activities are still at the planning stage. These and other environmental events will be added as soon as they are confirmed



AGM

Speaker to be arranged

On November 3rd, 2021 in The Exchange.
Exhibitions

COVID-19 Update

The Trust hopes to have full calendar of events for 2021 and several events such as Archaeological activities and children’s Roman activities are still at the planning stage. These and other environmental 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.