Our supporters, the Friends of Weymouth Museum, organise an autumn and spring programme of interesting talks by local historians.
The talks are held at St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, DT4 9PJ. Doors open at 2pm when tea and biscuits are available, and the talk begins at 2.30pm. There is a small cost of £2.50 per person (£2 for Friends of Weymouth Museum).
If you have any questions about these events, please call 01305 768442 after 6pm.
The autumn 2017 programme begins on Monday 9 October:
Monday October 9th
The History of Weymouth Museum including the latest update on the redevelopment of Brewers Quay and the opening of the temporary Museum.
David Riches, Project Manager, Collection Manager and member of the Museum Trust
Monday October 16th
From Barbados to Dorset, the story of the Drax Family.
Jane Ferentzi, Dorset Family Historian
Monday October 30th
The Roman Army in Dorset or what the Romans did for us! Come face to face with history
John Smith, Historian, bringing history of Dorset alive
Monday November 6th
Why Prime Minister Gladstone did not open the first Portland Museum on 23rd August 1882 – yes, the first Museum on Portland.
David Carter, member of Portland Museum Trust and Editor of the Friend’s newsletter ‘By-the-Wey’.
Monday November 13th
We all enjoy a ‘nice cup of tea’ – come and find out more about the history of tea drinking – something a little bit different.
Gordon Le Pard, Author, Local Historian
Monday November 20th
Dorchester – come and hear the stories of the people who lived around the Borough Gardens which is a fine example of Victorian Pride.
Brian Bates, Dorchester Historian, Author and Guide