Cllr Beverley Dunlop with the Poole Museum & Greendale Construction Ltd teams at Poole Museum

Major Conservation and Restoration Work Begins at Poole Museum

Poole Museum is preserving its long and rich past by investing in conservation and restoration work on two of the historically significant buildings on the site – Oakley’s Mill, a Victorian grain warehouse and the Grade 1 Listed Wool Hall. This work is funded by the UK Government’s Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme which aims to […]



Iron Age roundhouse

Ancient Technology Centre team build a first for history festival

For the first time ever, Chalke Valley History Festival will have a replica of an Iron Age roundhouse on site. It’s been built by the team at the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne, with help from local scout groups who got hands-on with the daubing. It’s secured to the ground with hazel stakes. Hazel also […]



Buy a piece of the Gold Medal Winning RNLI Garden from RHS Chelsea Flower Show

by designer, Chris Beardshaw on the gold medal winning Show Garden, will be sold at a public plant sale on Friday 3 June at the RNLI College in Poole.



Mary Anning comes home as Lyme Regis Museum unveils a new Jurassic Exhibit

Lyme Regis Museum is celebrating the life and work of one the town’s most famous daughters, Mary Anning, with the unveiling of a rarely seen portrait of the renowned paleontologist, an exhibition featuring one of her rare ichthyosaurs and a stunning newly discovered genus and species of extinct marine ‘crocodile’ found by two local fossil […]



Kingston Maurward at Chelsea 2022

Photos of RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022

In pictures – the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022



Mary Anning statue in Lyme Regis

New Mary Anning statue for Lyme Regis

Dorset fossil hunter Mary Anning finally has a statue in her home town of Lyme Regis thanks to schoolgirl Evie Swire. It was unveiled by Professor Alice Roberts on 21 May 2022, overlooking Black Ven cliffs and Golden Cap, on the 223rd anniversary of Anning’s birth. It was a historic day both for Lyme Regis […]



Photos of Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

In pictures – Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens



Abbotsbury Swannery

Photos of Abbotsbury Swannery

In pictures – Abbotsbury Swannery



Dorset Museum to display star painting from Victoria & Albert Museum

A star object from the Victoria and Albert Museums collection is due to go on display in a new exhibition being held at Dorset Museum.



Striking new artworks celebrating Bournemouth’s coast to greet seafront visitors

Two striking new pieces of art celebrating Bournemouth’s famous coastline will greet seafront visitors this summer. BCP Council have commissioned two local artists to revamp and improve the visitor experience around Bournemouth Pier Approach Flyover and Boscombe Land Train Garage on Undercliff Drive. Starting this week, 16 pillars at Bournemouth’s Pier Approach Flyover, an area […]