Events

Details of Weymouth Museum events.

27June Monday
Museum Talk

Summer Evening Talks – A History of the Nothe Fort

Time: Monday, June 27, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Hope United Reform Church
Long-standing Nothe Fort volunteer Ian Brooke, will be talking about the history of the Fort, its weaponry and the people who have served in it through its four main periods of change. Ian came to Weymouth in 1970 as a tug engineer with the Royal Maritime Auxiliary Service and after taking early retirement became a […]
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20June Monday
Museum Talk

Summer Evening Talks – Dorchester’s Roman Town House

Time: Monday, June 20, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Hope United Reform Church
Steve Wallis, Senior Archaeologist for Dorset Council, will present this talk about Britain’s only fully-exposed Roman urban domestic household.  It was found during the construction of County Hall in Dorchester in the 1930s and has been on display ever since.  The talk will explain the site’s history from Roman times to the present day, including […]
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13June Monday
Museum Talk

Summer Evening Talks – A History of Weymouth Museum

Time: Monday, June 13, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm / Hope United Reform Church
Graham Perry, Chair of the Friends of Weymouth Museum, will present a history of the town’s long struggle to establish a permanent museum which first started in 1858.  The talk will include lots of photos from the museum’s archives including pictures from the museum in the old Melcombe Regis Boys School and some glimpses of […]
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21March Monday
Museum Talk

Teas & Talks – Video Memories of Weymouth

Time: Monday, March 21, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Hope United Reform Church
Graham Perry, Chair of the Friends of Weymouth Museum, will present a selection of video memories of Weymouth from the museum’s archives. As usual the talk will be held in Hope United Reformed Church at 8 Trinity Street.  Tea & biscuits will be served from 2pm and the talk will begin at 2.30pm. Tickets will […]
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14March Monday
Museum Talk

Teas & Talks – The Life of a Georgian Child

Time: Monday, March 14, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Hope United Reformed Church
Retired archaeologist, historian and author Gordon Le Pard will be talking about what it was like to be a child in Georgian times – education, clothing and family life. As usual the talk will be held in Hope United Reformed Church at 8 Trinity Street.  Tea & biscuits will be served from 2pm and the […]
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07March Monday
Museum Talk

Teas & Talks – ‘Sandsfoot Castle’s Rise & Fall and Rise and.….’

Time: Monday, March 7, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Hope United Reform Church, Weymouth
Maritime historian and editor of the Friends’ newsletter, David Carter reviews the fascinating history of Sandsfoot Castle and looks at the difficulties currently being faced on the site. As usual the talk will be held in Hope United Reformed Church at 8 Trinity Street.  Tea & biscuits will be served from 2pm and the talk […]
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28February Monday
Museum Talk

Teas & Talks – Decades of Change – Transport in Weymouth in the years from 1985 – 2005

Time: Monday, February 28, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Hope United Reform Church
This talk is presented by David Riches, historian and Volunteer Researcher at Weymouth Museum. In the later 1980s the process of privatisation of the passenger transport systems in Britain began.  When David arrived in Weymouth, late in 1984 the railway was operated by British Rail, the main bus operator was Southern National, and the ferries […]
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21February Monday
Museum Talk

Teas & Talks – ‘Portland, Story of an Island’ Part 2

Time: Monday, February 21, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Hope United Reform Church
Local historian and author Stuart Morris will be presenting  ‘Portland, Story of an Island’  Part 2. This is a digital presentation based on a film made back in 1995 to 1999, produced by Video South West.  Stuart’s script is expertly presented by Kevan Shehan.  Part 2 of the story of the Island and Royal Manor […]
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14February Monday
Museum Talk

Teas & Talks – The history and archaeology of Tumbledown Farm

Time: Monday, February 14, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Hope United Reform Church
David Northam, Chair of the Dorset Diggers Community Archaeology Group, talks about the history and archaeology of Tumbledown Farm and how this site is being turned into a community asset by  Weymouth Town Council. As usual the talk will be held in Hope United Reformed Church at 8 Trinity Street.  Tea & biscuits will be […]
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15November Monday
Museum Talk

Teas & Talks – ‘Weymouth Nature in Photos’

Time: Monday, November 15, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Hope United Reformed Church
This talk by David Riches, historian and Volunteer Researcher at Weymouth Museum, is illustrated by over 120 of his photos of all types of nature, both flora and fauna, from wild flowers and fungi to insects, animals and birds, seen in Weymouth and Portland, As usual the talk will be held in Hope United Reformed […]
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The new entrance facilities were only made possible through an emergency fund from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

We have also benefitted from the active support of The Friends of Weymouth Museum.