Sunday 16th September

77 Open Dor
New Event

Dogs on leadsFull access
The full length of both High West and High East
Streets in Dorchester, from the Top o’ Town
roundabout down to the site of the White Hart
by the Millstream of the River Frome.
Please use public car parks.

The closure of both High West and High East
Streets in the county town will provide a
unique opportunity for people to view, and
hear associated stories about, one of this
country’s longest arrays of listed buildings. This
architectural gem contains buildings dating back
to the mid 15th Century with important Dorset
associations such as the Bloody Assize of 1685,
the 1834 trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and, of
course, the words and poetry of both William
Barnes and Thomas Hardy. There will be tours
arranged on the day led by local Blue Badge tour
guides, members of the Dorchester Civic Society
and members of both the Thomas Hardy and
William Barnes Societies.
Sunday 16th, 10am to 4pm.

78 Prominent Buildings of the Dorchester Conservation Area, Past & Present
New Event

Dogs on leadsAccompanied children onlyFull access
Corn Exchange, High St, Dorchester
Please use public car parks.
Celebrate some of Dorchester’s finest architecture
with a display of photos, old and new, of five
centuries of buildings in the High Street. There
will also be a self-guided tour around the Roman
Town House and modern pavilion and the Roman
Wall and Riverside Walks that enclose the old town.
Sunday 16th, 10am to 4pm.

79 Sherborne Museum Behind the Scenes
New Event

Assistance Dogs Only Accompanied children only Partial Access
Disabled access to Ground Floor only. Digital
images of the collection are available on a touch
screen for those who cannot access them.
Sherborne Museum, Abbey Gatehouse,
Church Lane, Sherborne, DT9 3BP
Please use public car parks.
Come and experience behind the scenes at
this wonderful museum. The Curator and the
conservation team will be waiting to welcome
visitors to this Grade II listed building which once
formed the gatehouse and almonry to Sherborne
Abbey and the Benedictine monks. The team will
explain how they look after the collections and
show off some textiles and documents that are
rarely seen.
Sunday 16th, 11am to 3pm.

Also Featured Today
01 Wareham Town Pound
02 Wareham Walls Walk
03 Minster Church of St Cuthberga
04 The Guildhall, Lyme Regis
08 Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum
13 Blandford Town Museum
14 St Laurence Church, Upwey
16 St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Blandford
19 Church of Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs,
& St Ignatius
20 Weld Memorial Chapel
71 Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre
75 Blandford Forum Guided Heritage Walk
76 Talbot Heath School