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Getting Married

We are now taking bookings for 2022/3 Weddings. Always wanted to get married in a historic building in the heart of Dorchester? Pop in and have a chat about how we can help with your special day. 


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Dorset County Show

For more than 175 years the Dorchester Agricultural Society has celebrated rural life and the agricultural roots of Dorset. Since the first show in 1840 the Dorset County Show has now developed into a 2 day spectacular and a staple of the Dorset events calendar.

This year's show is 3rd and 4th September 2022.

Bovington Tank Museum


24/06/2022 - 26/06/2022
Join us for the world's biggest and best live display of historic armour, living history, and much more at the Home of the Tank. Three days of tank displays, epic guest armour, Living History, talks from the experts, and more!

Dorset County Museum
Dorset County Museum

The museum closed two years ago for a £16m refurbishment and is due to reopen on 28th May 2021 with four new galleries, a collections centre, library, shop and cafe.
A new £16m extension will allow the museum to display more of its four million artefacts, including fossils, sculptures by Dame Elisabeth Frink, novelist Thomas Hardy's pens and Bronze Age axes.

Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival

The Thomas Hardy Society is an educational Charity founded in 1968 with the intention of promoting public knowledge and understanding of the life and works of the Dorset poet and novelist to anyone with an interest in Thomas Hardy anywhere in the world.
The next Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival runs from 23rd to 29th July 2022.

Steam Train
The Great Dorset Steam Fair

The show has something for everyone, whatever your interests! Maybe you are a collector, a steam fanatic, an exhibitor, a heavy horse fan, an avid camper, a music fan or just on holiday in the South of England over the August Bank Holiday weekend and fancy an excursion to what is described as the most remarkable show on earth!

This year's show runs from 25th to 29th August 2022