Events

Details of Weymouth Museum events.

13February Monday
Museum Talk

Teas & Talks – Thomas Hardye – with an ‘E’!

Time: Monday, February 13, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Hope Church, Trinity Street, Weymouth DT4 8TW
This talk looks at the life of Thomas Hardye, the many properties he owned at various times in this area, and his central role at the heart of the Protestant revolution in Dorchester. Steve Fraser retired in 2015 as Head of Classics at the Thomas Hardye School, and has written a number of papers on […]
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21November Monday
Museum Talk

Teas & Talks – “Brewing in Weymouth” – From Beer to Mineral Waters

Time: Monday, November 21, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Hope Church, Trinity Street, Weymouth DT4 8TW
This talk is presented by David Riches who was for many years Collection Manager at the museum and is a past Chair of the Friends of Weymouth Museum. The talk begins by outlining the process of brewing beer and the development of the breweries in Hope Square before mentioning the other beer breweries with a […]
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14November Monday
Museum Talk

Teas & Talks – Weymouth in the time of Thomas Fowell Buxton

Time: Monday, November 14, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Hope Church, Trinity Street, Weymouth DT4 8TW
This talk presented by Carl Whitehouse will look at how the town developed in the 1820’s and 1830’s and also what life was like for its inhabitants, including developments in education, health and justice. Carl first came to Weymouth in 1964 to work at Weymouth and District Hospital, and later at Portwey Hospital.  He met […]
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07November Monday
Museum Talk

Teas & Talks – Weymouth in the Time of Jane Austen

Time: Monday, November 7, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Hope Church, Trinity Street, Weymouth DT4 8TW
Local historical romance author Rachel Knowles takes you back to the time of George III when the fashion for sea bathing began and Weymouth rose to fame as the King’s favourite seaside resort. A talk in Regency costume. Rachel Knowles writes faith-based Regency romance and historical non-fiction.  She first read Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice […]
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31October Monday
Museum Talk

Teas & Talks – The Workhouses of Dorset, the life behind the closed doors

Time: Monday, October 31, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Hope Church, Trinity Street, Weymouth DT4 8TW
“Kill me sooner than take me there,” implores Betty Higden in Dickens’ 1865 novel Our Mutual Friend. Even today, the Victorian workhouse still inspires powerful images of fear and hardship in the contemporary consciousness. But what evidence do we have that life in the “Union” was really so dire? This talk by Luke Mouland draws […]
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24October Monday
Museum Talk

Teas & Talks – A Tale of Two Towns – recent archaeological evidence for the evolution of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis

Time: Monday, October 24, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Hope Church, Trinity Street, Weymouth DT4 8TW
This talk by Richard McConnell will  share the results of recent archaeological investigations by Context One Heritage & Archaeology with the help of Dig The Street volunteers at the site of the former Weymouth and Portland Borough Council offices at North Quay and the former MFA Bowl site across the harbour along St Nicholas Street.  […]
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17October Monday
Museum Talk

Teas & Talks – Fortified Dorset – The Castles & Hillforts of Dorset

Time: Monday, October 17, 2022 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm / Hope Church, Trinity Street, Weymouth DT4 8TW
This will be a talk on the history and stories of lost and existing fortifications in Dorset. Chris Stevens retired from his job as a Mental health nurse in the Bridport area in 2013.  Since then, he has volunteered at the National Trust property Montacute House.  More recently he has volunteered as a steward at […]
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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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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.