Transport yourself to Georgian Dorset this summer at Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum.

From 10th July until 4th September, Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum is hosting a new exhibition ‘Georgian Dorset’, in partnership with Weymouth Museum.

With artworks depicting places, people and leisure activities of the time, this exhibition will offer visitors and snapshot of Georgian Dorset.

The exhibition will feature selected Georgian artworks from the Bussell Collection. Ernest Bussell, a Weymouth ironmonger, was well known in the town as a collection of fine art, china, porcelain and silver. After his death in 1967, Bussell’s wife donated his paintings and prints to the town of his birth.

Alongside artworks from the Bussell collection, this exhibition will showcase some pieces from King George III’s time in Weymouth.