Dorchester Museums gear up for Museums at Night 2010 with a special offer

By Rachel Hayward | 09 April 2010
Photo showing the front entrance to a keep at night time

(Above) The Keep Military Museum. Courtesy The Keep Military Museum

Six Dorchester museums have got together for a very special Museums at Night deal on Saturday May 15, 2010. You and your family can visit the Dorset County Museum, the Tutankhamum Exhibition, the Terracotta Warriors Museum, the Dinosaur Museum, the Teddy Bear Museum and The Keep Military Museum for only £6 (booked in advance or £10 on the night).

The participating museums are staying open after hours from 5pm until 9pm and are either located on High East Street in Dorchester or nearby, so you won’t have far to go to make the six before the end of the evening.

What also makes this event so family friendly - as well as price and location - are the wonderfully diverse collections on offer. Where else might you encounter everything from a teddy bear to a Terracotta Warrior in one night?

Photo showing a virtual tour still of The Keep Military Museum with various military artefacts on display including uniforms and weapons

The virtual tour of the Keep Military Museum.

The Keep Military Museum is a great example of the smaller UK museums, run by loyal staff and volunteers, that Museums at Night celebrates alongside the nationals.

On the night, you'll have the chance to get hands-on with activities including computer and digital presentations and realistic battle environments. The Keep's exhibitions tell the courageous stories of soldiers and their families who have served in the regiments of Devon and Dorset for over 300 years.

The Museum's Colin Parr recommends a closer look at virtual Dorchester, which features the Keep and other Dorchester attractions. You can also access the tour at the bottom of The Keep Military Museum's homepage.

Please use the referenced venues links below for individual venue details.

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Museums at Night events are being added all the time so don't forget to check the Museums at Night homepage to find out what's going on near you.

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