Saturday 21st September

61 Dunshay Manor
New Event - Open Day

Dogs welcome.
Children welcome.
Not normally open to the public.
Dunshay Manor, Haycrafts Lane, Harmans
Cross, BH19 3EB (OS REF: SY98117 79640)
Parking on-site for disabled visitors only. Car park
available opposite Harman’s Cross Village Hall.
Dunshay Manor is the Landmark Trust’s newest
Landmark. It breathes history, lying hidden in its
own hollow a couple of miles from the Dorset
coast. This ancient house received an Arts &
Crafts refurbishment in the 1900s, giving it a
friendly, open feel. Corfe Castle appears across
the fields and the Swanage Steam Railway
passes close by.
Please join in with this free open day to see
the house restored to its former glory.
Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd 10am to 4pm

Additional Event
Hidden Treasure
Museum of Design in Plastics (MoDiP),
Arts University Bournemouth, Wallisdown, Poole, BH12 5HH.

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 or call 01202 363727. If you prefer to write to MoDiP you can book a place at the address above.
Please note booking closes 16th September, 5pm
Saturday 21st, 10am and 2pm.

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62 Tour of Scaplens Court, Poole
Bookable -
Event Full
Guided Tour

No dogs allowed.
Children welcome.
Cameras welcome .
Limited disabled access.
Uneven floors and no lift.
Not normally open to the public.
Meeting point available on ticket.
Please use public car parks

Scaplen’s Court dates back to the 15th Century
when it was a merchant’s mansion. It retains
elements of Medieval, Elizabethan and Georgian
phases. There is a delightful garden at the rear of
the building.
Event Full

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63 Behind The Scenes at The Russell Cotes
Bookable -
Event Full
Guided Tour

Assistance Dogs only.
No disabled access.
If attendees wish to visit the museum
afterwards they must buy a ticket (£7.50 Gift
Aided) or annual pass (£19.50 Gift Aided).
Russell Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, East Cliff,
Bournemouth, BH1 3AA
Meeting point available on ticket.
Please use public car parks.
A ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of the Russell-Cotes
Art Gallery & Museum with the curator looking at
architecture and spaces not normally accessible
to the public. The tour will cover the design and
construction of Bournemouth’s most famous villa
and the associated tall tales!
Event Full

Additional Event
Upton House and Grounds
Upton House, Upton Country Park, Poole, BH17 7B
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
Max 15 people per tour. Tours last 45 minutes to 1 hour. No pre-booking required.

Saturday 21st, 10.30am to 3pm


Saturday 21st September

64 St James Church – Poole
Guided Tour

No dogs allowed.
Thames Street, Poole, BH15 1JN
Meet at church porch facing Thames Street
Please use public car parks.
NO on-site parking.
The present church of St James in Poole’s old
town was built on the site of a medieval church
pulled down in 1819. It houses many fascinating
survivals from Poole’s rich history.
Saturday 21st, 11am and 12pm

65 The Bridport Literary and Scientific Institute
Open Day

Dogs welcome.
Children welcome.
Full disabled access.
East Street, Bridport, DT6 3JX
Please use public car parks

The Literary & Scientific Institute is a Grade II * Listed Building in the heart of Bridport.
Originally built by Sir Henry Warburton in 1834 it has recently been the subject of a £2.9 Million
refurbishment, helped by grants from the Heritage
Lottery Fund and Heritage England. This historic
building is now a modern vibrant location for
business, education, training and the community.
A space to think, work, learn and grow.
Saturday 21st, 11am to 4.30pm

66 Tour of the Town Cellars Building, Poole
Guided Tour

No dogs allowed.
Children welcome.
Cameras welcome.
Meet at entrance to Poole Museum at the Quay
end of Poole High Street, BH15 1BW
Please use public car parks

The Town Cellars on Poole Quay is a building first constructed circa 1300. In the late 18th Century Thames St was cut through the building and today it forms part of Poole Museum to the East and the King Charles Pub to the West. Please note that this tour is not underground.
Saturday 21st, 11.15am and 1.45pm

67 Bridport Quaker Meeting House
Open Day

Full disabled access to Meeting House and
Garden, and disabled toilet.
Visitors are asked to respect the privacy of
the residents of the Almshouses who live nearby.

95 South Street, Bridport, DT6 3NZ
Walk south down South Street. Bridport Quaker
Meeting House is on the left, opposite the Parish Church.
Bicycles may be left in the courtyard.
Please use public car parks. The nearest car
park is in South Street.

In the 1660s Quakers in Bridport were meeting
in a barn on Daniel Taylor’s land in South Street,
and in 1697 he gave the building to the Meeting
for their use. Although altered and modernised
throughout its history it retains its quiet and
simple character. It is still providing for all
Quaker needs and is also used by a number of
community groups in Bridport.
Adjacent to the Meeting House there is a walled
Quaker Peace Garden and burial ground which is
open to all as a place for quiet reflection.
Light refreshments provided.
Saturday 21st, 11.30am to 4pm

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68 The Art Cabin, Sherborne
Bookable - Max No Allowed 30
New Event - Open Day

Full disabled access. Ramp up to Cabin.
Space inside the Cabin is limited so only 5 visitors allowed inside at a time.
Full directions available on ticket.
Parking available on-site

First opened in May 2015 The Arts Cabin is a sustainable, permanent building made from straw bales and wood with a living roof. Built in partnership with Sherborne ArtsLink and the Youth Centre, with funding from the Big Lottery through the ArtsLink TakepArt project, Huff and Puff Construction Ltd led the project with input from the local community.
The stained glass window, interior mosaics and
carved wooden porch supports were created by
artists Kate Doig/Firewood Glass, Kate Rattray
and Mark Vyvyan-Penney with local young people.
68/001 Saturday 21st 2pm to 4pm

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01 Swanage Library
02 The Minster Church & Chained Library,
03 Blandford Town Museum
04 Bridport Town Hall
07 St Andrews Church, Kinson
08 St Laurence Church, Upwey
11 St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Blandford
13 Town Mill, Lyme Regis
14 Church of Our Lady, Chideock
15 Weld Memorial Chapel
19 Beaminster Museum
28 West Gallery & Tower Tour, St Peter & St
Paul’s, Blandford
32 The Guildhall, Lyme Regis