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What is Blue Monday?

What is Blue Monday?

17th January 2022
Upon first glance, one could assume that the Christmas lights, food, gatherings and joy- disappearing, paired with self imposed new years resolutions and the bl
Shire Hall Museum to receive £167,500 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Shire Hall Museum to receive £167,500 from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

21st December 2021
Shire Hall Museum has received a grant of £167,500 from the Government’s latest round of the Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover from the imp
A Year for Justice: Shire Hall Museum 2022 programme

A Year for Justice: Shire Hall Museum 2022 programme

12th November 2021
A British Museum exhibition, Agatha Christie and much more- Shire Hall Museum announces its programme of activities for 2022.
Halloween Through Time

Halloween Through Time

21st October 2021
Join us on a brief history of Halloween through time.
Discover the Tolpuddle Legacy at Shire Hall

Discover the Tolpuddle Legacy at Shire Hall

1st September 2021
Shire Hall's new exhibition 'the Tolpuddle Legacy' explores how award-winning artist Jason Wilsher-Mill has been influenced by the Tolpuddle Martyrs.
Transport Yourself to Georgian Dorset at Shire Hall!

Transport Yourself to Georgian Dorset at Shire Hall!

20th June 2021
From 10th July until 4th September, Shire Hall is hosting a new exhibition ‘Georgian Dorset’, in partnership with Weymouth Museum.
Shire Hall Midsummer Market!

Shire Hall Midsummer Market!

1st June 2021
On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June, Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum is welcoming visitors to its first Mid-Summer Market!
Dorchester Museum Shire Hall Opens its Doors Again!

Dorchester Museum Shire Hall Opens its Doors Again!

10th May 2021
Following the Government announcement, Shire Hall is delighted to welcome visitors back from Monday 17th May.
Shire Hall Wedding, Confetti in the Courtroom!

Shire Hall Wedding, Confetti in the Courtroom!

10th February 2020
Couples exchange vows in historic courtroom, as Shire Hall hosts its first wedding.