Dorset Youth Pride is back at Shire Hall Museum for 2023!

At Shire Hall, we believe that Pride is a celebration for everyone of all ages. Dorset Youth Pride is an inclusive event welcoming all members of the LGBT+ community, families, young people and allies.

Shire Hall Museum will be open for FREE* on Saturday 10th June. Visitors to Dorset Youth Pride will have the opportunity to take part in a range of inclusive activities whilst exploring one of Dorchester’s most historic buildings.

  • Vinyl Van hosting ‘Pride Pick & Mix’ – take over the Vinyl Van decks and play some Pride anthems
  • The Young Historians from Keep Military Museum with their display ‘Queer Was Always Here’- exploring LGBT+ figures throughout history
  • An interactive trail throughout Shire Hall Museum, including the historic cells and courtroom
  • Brilliant and informative stalls from Space Youth Project, Pop’n’Olly , Dorset Youth Association , Dorset Police and more
  • Opportunities to share your favourite LGBT+ films, books and music recommendations
  • Learn more about LGBT+ history with informative talks and additional information

We’re thrilled to be partnering with the following organisations for this year’s Dorset Youth Pride:

  • Space Youth Project
  • Pop ‘n’ Olly
  • The Keep Military Museum
  • Weymouth Gay Group
  • This is Me
  • Dorset Youth Voice
  • Budmouth College
  • Thomas Hardye School
  • Vinyl Van


Dorset Youth Pride at Shire Hall is sponsored by RiskSTOP Group


Please note: Shire Hall Museum is an accessible venue. For more information about Shire Hall’s accessibility, please click here