As part of an Arts Council initiative, Dorset County Museum is going to be allowing free entry for one week only before Christmas.
Starting on Saturday 8th December and running up to and including Saturday 15th December, all entry to the Museum will be completely free (the usual adult charge is £6.50). Jon Murden, director of Dorset County Museum said,
“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to see what difference free entry can make – we hope local people in particular will take the opportunity to come in and have a look around the galleries, particularly if they haven’t visited us before – it’s their history, after all.”The Museum is also open on Cracker Night – Thursday 6 December. The pattern will be familiar to anyone who has been in on recent Cracker Nights – some favourite Sci Fi characters will be wandering around the galleries, Father Christmas will be in his grotto and there will be delicious mulled wine and mince pies for sale. Entry is free and everyone is welcome.
The Museum is open from 10am to 4pm every day except Sundays and the current exhibition is a collection of fascinating mosaics by Swanage-based artist Robert Field.