VIRTUAL DORCHESTER
Heritage Open Day 2020
THE STORY OF DORCHESTER
TOWN WALLS VIDEO
HIDDEN NATURE
CIVIC DORCHESTER
LISTED BUILDINGS
DORCHESTER POPPY TRAIL
KINGSTON MAURWARD HISTORY
SHIRE HALL MUSEUM TOUR
DORSET MUSEUM TOUR
MEMORIES OF MILL STREET
OUT-DOR GUIDED TOURS
HOD2020
...AND MUCH MORE!
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VIRTUAL DORCHESTER
Heritage Open Day 2020
THE STORY OF DORCHESTER
TOWN WALLS VIDEO
HIDDEN NATURE
CIVIC DORCHESTER
LISTED BUILDINGS
DORCHESTER POPPY TRAIL
KINGSTON MAURWARD HISTORY
SHIRE HALL MUSEUM TOUR
DORSET MUSEUM TOUR
MEMORIES OF MILL STREET
OUT-DOR GUIDED TOURS
HOD2020
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Join us for ‘Virtual Dorchester’ – An online celebration to give the visitor a taste of Dorchester’s 6,000 year history and heritage destinations.

The event supports national Heritage Open Days and the 2020 theme of ‘Hidden Nature’.

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VIRTUAL DORCHESTER

The story of Dorchester

The story of Dorchester

People have lived and traded in Dorchester for more than 6000 years. Few other places can equal the depth of its heritage and its place in history. Dorchester is a small town with a big story.
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Town Walls Video

Town Walls Video

The Romans built a wall around Dorchester to defend the town against attack. In the 18th century, the town walks were laid out where the walls once stood and still enclose the town today. This video follows in the footsteps of our ancestors.
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Listed Buildings

Listed Buildings

Discover the rich architecture of Dorchester’s listed buildings and monuments.
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Dorchester Poppy Trail

Dorchester Poppy Trail

Dorchester and the First World War. A guide to resources for teachers and local history researchers
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Hidden Nature

Hidden Nature

Expressions of the natural world from the works of Thomas Hardy and William Barnes.
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CIVIC DORCHESTER

CIVIC DORCHESTER

Discover the history of Dorchester Town Council, the “Mayor's Wall of Fame”, civic regalia and other heritage items in the Council Chamber.
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Kingston Maurward History

Kingston Maurward History

The inspiration for many Thomas Hardy novels, Kingston Maurward’s 750 acre estate is set in the heart of the Dorset countryside.
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Shire Hall Courthouse Museum Tour

Shire Hall Courthouse Museum Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum – the centre of law, order of government in the county town until 1955 and where the Tolpuddle Martyrs’ trial was held in 1834.
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Dorset Museum Tour

Dorset Museum Tour

A virtual tour of Dorset Museum and what to expect when it reopens in 2021.
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Memories of Mill Street

Memories of Mill Street

Fordington was once the largest and poorest parish of Dorchester. Take a trip back in time through the eyes of the people who lived in Mill Street.
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OUT-DOR Guided Tours

OUT-DOR Guided Tours

FREE guided walking tours of Historic Dorchester, with performances by the New Hardy Players and readings from the works of Thomas Hardy and William Barnes. Each route will also explore Dorchester's heritage, hidden nature and points of interest.
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HOD 2020

HOD 2020

Join Cllr Gareth Jones, Andy Worth and Cllr David Taylor in discussions on Dorchester’s long heritage with a live link to KeeP 106
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