Saturday 11 May, 10:30am - 3:30pm - Joint Heritage Day: Come and see what the Somerset & Dorset Family History Society, Sherborne Museum and Sherborne Steam & Waterwheel Centre get up to. Admission free!
Friday 17 May, 6-8pm - Museums at Night: The Museum takes on a different character at night and we aim to show some exhibits not normally on display. We hope to attract visitors who might not usually think of coming in - people returning home from work or those just setting off on a night out. Volunteers will be on hand to share their expert knowledge or act as guides. Admission is free.
Saturday 17 August, 11am-3pm - "The Siege of Sherborne Castle": Members of the Sutton Household Re-enactment Group will be along to inform and entertain visitors with their considerable knowledge of life and times during the Civil War period in Sherborne. Authentically reproduced weapons and artefacts will complement the Museum's existing 17th century display. Free admission but donations will be welcome.
Members of the Sutton Household display costumes and instruments of punishment from the 15th century, in November 2012
Thursday 31 October, 11am-3pm - Finds and Handling Day: The ever-popular Finds Liaison Officer Ciorstaidh Trevarthen returns with children in mind for this half-term event. As well as identifying the mystery objects brought for her inspection, she will provide fascinating handling items and activities designed to turn kids on to history. Free admission for children and all adults who bring finds.
Ciorstaidh identifies a beautifully worked late Neolithic flint scraper
North Dorset Museum Events, Spring/Summer 2013