Dorset Youth Pride is back at Shire Hall Museum for 2024!

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

Shire Hall Museum will be open for FREE* on Saturday 13th July. 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.

Stalls and activities from:

  • Pop ‘n’ Olly
  • Space Youth Project
  • Weymouth Gay Group
  • This is Me Dorset
  • Dorset Youth Voice
  • The Keep Military Museum
  • Section 28 and its Afterlives
  • Dorchester Youth Council
  • Dorchester Sheroes

Alongside stalls and activities around the museum, there will be an exciting programme of events taking place in the historic courtroom.

11am- ‘From Henry VIII to the Present Day’
In this informative talk, discover over 500 years of history in just 10 minutes, as we take a closer look at LGBTQ+ protest and justice throughout time.

12pm- ‘Stronger and Happier’
A panel discussion and Q&A about living as yourself and what progress is needed moving forwards.

1pm- ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’
Join the Wey Valley School choir as they perform songs from their recent production of the Wizard of Oz.

1:30pm- Pride Pick & Mix with Vinyl Van!
Take over the Vinyl Van decks and play some of their favourite music and Pride anthems.

4pm- ‘Young, Gay and a Third Thing’
As part of the Hardy Har (Dorchester’s Comedy Festival) join comedian Andrew White for a hilarious hour of new material tackling identity, authenticity and meat raffles!


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