Free to enter, the market will host over 20 businesses, selling everything from food and drink to jewellery and photography.

Kirsty Campbell, Catering and Events Manager at Shire Hall said:

“Following the success of our Christmas market last year, everyone at Shire Hall is thrilled to be hosting our first Mid-Summer market this June. This market is a unique opportunity for people to browse and support local businesses, whilst exploring our historic building.

The last year has been incredibly difficult for small businesses, with so many not being able to work for months. We wanted to offer local businesses an opportunity to showcase their products and engage with new customers.”

The museum at Shire Hall will not be open for visitors over the market weekend, however, people will still have the chance to look around this Grade I listed building. Market stalls will be spread across Shire Hall, from the café and exhibition rooms to the historic courthouse and cells.

Shire Hall’s Mid-Summer Market is an indoor event and will be following all current COVID-19 guidelines. Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum been given the ‘Good To Go’ Mark by Visit England and conform to the latest government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.

The following businesses will be at Shire Hall’s Mid-Summer Market:

  • 68 Charms handcrafted jewellery
  • Allingham games ltd
  • Becky Brown Art
  • Caroline Parrott metal work
  • Castle Crafts
  • CoCo bags
  • Crafts of the shoreline
  • Creative clay for all
  • Daves Turnings
  • Dorset Forager
  • Fordington gin
  • Fusiology glass art
  • Gerris Fabric gems
  • Jurassic candles
  • Little Harbour Crafts
  • May tree design
  • Rhubarb and Robin
  • Richard Beech Photography
  • Sebastians Trove
  • Tide Dorset
  • W J Artistry
  • Weymouth 51
  • Whites Delights