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Event 30 Open Dor
A number of extra events which have been added on Sunday 15th:

Dorchester Brewery Tours
11am to 4pm (last tour 3.30pm)
Brewery Square, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HX
Tours of the old Eldridge Pope Brewery buildings - a masterpiece of Victorian architecture, now being turned into shops, restaurants and housing, with the involvement of some of
Britain's leading architects.Sadly there's no beer in the brewhouse any more (although there is a microbrewery on site), but guides will show you where Eldridge Pope's
Thomas Hardy ale was made and talk about exciting plans for the Maltings.
No pre-booking required. Book with volunteers on the day.

Dorchester Prison Tours
11am to 4pm (last tour 3.30pm)
Dorchester Prison, 7 North Square, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HY
As part of Open Dor (Dorchester), guided tours of the now closed prison will be given by former prison officers.
Discover where Martha Brown was imprisoned and hanged - giving inspiration to Thomas Hardy for Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
The prison housed conscientious objectors in the First World War and is a classic Victorian prison building. It closed in 2013.
No pre-booking required. Book with volunteers on the day.

Dorchester Tunnels Talk
A talk by David Taylor
11.30am and 2.30pm
The Corn Exchange, High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF
Dorchester's Deputy Mayor, David Taylor, has researched the town's many tunnels and cellars.
Come and hear about tunnels used by prisoners, judges, wine merchants and perhaps even smugglers!
No pre-booking required.

St Peter’s Tower Tour
12pm to 3.30pm
St. Peters Church, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XA
Climb St Peter's Church tower for wonderful views down the High Street and out into the countryside.
Meet some of the bellringers and see the bellringing chamber.Small group tours to the top of the church tower. Please book on the day.
Numbers are limited due to the confined space and there are lots of steps to the top of the tower!
The Church itself will also be open for tours for those who prefer to stay at ground level. Come and discover the tombs of John White - one of the founders of the colonies
in Massachusetts, USA- and Denzil Holles, a key figure in the English Civil War. And look out for one of Thomas Hardy's architectural drawings.
No pre-booking required.


Additional Event
Hidden Treasure
Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP), Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, BH12 5HH.
Saturday 21st, 10am and 2pm
MoDiP is taking part in Heritage Week for the first time this year, revealing a selection of hidden treasure from their stores featuring objects not usually on display.
Find out what is in the collection that you might use on a daily basis without even releasing it is made of plastics.
Pre-booking is required as there is a maximum of 15 people per session.
Please book via e-mail on modip@aub.ac.uk or call 01202 363727. If you prefer to write to MoDiP you can book a place at the address above.
Please note booking closes16th September, 5pm.


Additional Event
Max Gate, Dorchester
Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2FN
Tuesday 17th, 11am to 5pm
This is the atmospheric Victorian house which Thomas Hardy the famous writer, and trained architect designed for himself and where he lived and wrote for over 40 years.
Come and try your hand at poetry, relax in the gardens, play croquet on the lawn or try the piano in the drawing room.
See the study where Hardy wrote his controversial novels Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure, and his poetry study, where he composed all his later poems.
New for this Open Day - Meet the archaeologists who will be on site to show their finds and explore what lies beneath Max Gate.
No pre-booking required.


Additional Event
Arts and Crafts Free Byzantine Style Church
Saint Dunstan Orthodox Christian Church, 104A Bournemouth Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9HY
The church is a large red brick building by the traffic lights on the intersection of Bournemouth Road and St Osmund Road.
Bus lines M1 and M2 have stops within a short distance of the church, and a small car park is available on the south side of the building, accessible via Florence Road.
Thursday 19th and Friday 20th, 10am to 4pm. Tours every hour from 11am
Saturday 21st, 10am to 5pm. Tours every hour between 11am and 2pm
Sunday 22nd, 12.30pm to 5pm. Tours every hour from 1pm

Experience the extraordinary architecture of the only Byzantine style Arts & Crafts basilica in the UK.
A guided tour will provide in-depth information about the building, its inception and construction, its artworks and its continued use and restoration programme.
The unique building (according to Heritage England it is a one-of-a-kind in Great Britain) has much to offer for art lovers as well as for fans of early 20th-century British architecture,
and for those interested in early Christianity in the British Isles.
By E. S. Prior and Arthur Grove, 1913-1916; G. A. V. Livesay for the east end; in Simon Jenkins England's thousand best churches the west end is described
as a "masterpiece of eclecticism, with Frankish turrets, Lombard arcading, Saxon patterning, above a shallow Art Nouveau arch of terracotta with a vine trail moulding.
" Works of art by MacDonald and Eric Gill, William Bainbridge Reynolds and others.
A photographic report on the surveys carried out as a preliminary to the first phase of restoration will also be on display.
All are welcome during the Sunday morning Liturgy.
Shorts, mini-skirts and skimpy tops are not appreciated, but shawls and sarongs are available. Feel free to take photographs.
Max 10 people per tour. Tour lasts about 45 minutes. No pre-booking required.


Additional Event
Upton House and Grounds
Upton House, Upton Country Park, Poole, Dorset, BH17 7B
Saturday 21st, 10.30am to 3pm
Come and see the splendour of Upton House our Grade II* listed Manor House. History House and formal garden tours will be taking place across the day.
Learn about the House's fantastic history and past owners importance in local politics.
Upton House is throwing open its doors to visitors. Join us for historical House Tours through the day as well as special garden tours around
the formal and walled gardens to find out all about the exciting plans we have.
Free to enter and we'll have some refreshments and Cream Teas being served in the Dining Room throughout the event.
More info at uptoncountrypark.com/events.
Max 15 people per tour. Tours last 45 minutes to 1 hour. No pre-booking required.








 







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