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Plays, talks, family activities, music, debates – there is something for everyone at Shire Hall! Keep an eye on this page to see what’s coming up.

Family event
£6.00 Breakfast Club

£6.00 Breakfast Club

Every Wednesday and Saturday 10am - 12pm
Join us for a yummy breakfast and endless tea and coffee!
Exhibition
Georgian Dorset : Selected artworks from the Bussell collection

Georgian Dorset : Selected artworks from the Bussell collection

1 March - 6 April , 10-4pm
Georgian Dorset : Selected artworks from the Bussell collection

In partnership with Weymouth Museum

Family event
Shire Hall Superhero week!

Shire Hall Superhero week!

15 - 20 February, 10-4pm
Not all hero's wear capes!!
Event
Takeaway Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Takeaway Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

14th of March 10 - 3pm
Let us do the hard work!

Treat mum to an extra special Afternoon Tea to take away this Mother’s Day.

Talk
Shire Hall: 150 Years of Courtroom Drama *Online Event*

Shire Hall: 150 Years of Courtroom Drama *Online Event*

Thursday 4th February 7pm
Shire Hall: 150 Years of Courtroom Drama

An online talk.
Talk
*POSTPONED NEW DATE COMING SOON*Teas and Talks – Transported for the rest of your natural life

*POSTPONED NEW DATE COMING SOON*Teas and Talks – Transported for the rest of your natural life

30th January, 2pm POSTPONED NEW DATE COMING SOON
Transported for the rest of your natural life

Mike Randell
Headteacher of an 'outstanding' school for 30+ years

NEW DATE COMING SOON
Talk
Teas and Talks – Villains, Victims and Tragedies: Stories from the Dorset Assizes

Teas and Talks – Villains, Victims and Tragedies: Stories from the Dorset Assizes

27th March, 2pm
Villains, Victims and Tragedies: Stories from the Dorset Assizes

Brian Bates
Historian and Author
Talk
Teas and Talks -For the Benefit of Example

Teas and Talks -For the Benefit of Example

24th April, 2pm
‘For the Benefit of Example’

Steve Poole
Professor of History and Heritage
University of the West of England
Family event
The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

5th May - 2nd July
The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition is bringing this picture book, loved by so many children around the world, to a new generation of family audiences.
Talk
Teas and Talks – Dorset Buttons

Teas and Talks – Dorset Buttons

26th June, 2pm
Dorset Buttons
Anna McDowell
Henrys Buttons

Talk
Teas and Talks – Whispers and Cries

Teas and Talks – Whispers and Cries

24th July, 2pm
Whispers and Cries: Listening for the Voices of the Dead in a Nineteenth-Century Courtroom.
Tim Hitchcock