Blandford Museum houses and displays artefacts from Blandford Forum and the surrounding Villages.
We are open every Monday to Saturday, 10:00 to 16:00 from 28 March until the end of October. Entry is Free.
Sunday 29th January 2017 10.30am -1.30pm
Blandford Museum Victorian Garden Club
is hosting a Pop-up Allotment Shop & Potato Day
in association with Pennard Plants at Pimperne Village Hall DT11 8UZ
We are pleased to be running this event for a 6th year in 2017, please note changed opening times
An opportunity to buy your seed potatoes early and get the varieties you want!
Dozens of varieties of potatoes for sale by the single tuber, onion sets, shallots, garlic, Heritage & Heirloom Seeds, fruit trees, rhubarb crowns and much more.
Pennard Plants, based in Somerset, have been running these events throughout the West Country and beyond, for several years, with several new venues for 2017
The 2017 Dorset venues are Bridport 7th January, Blandford 29th January, Drimpton 4th February and Maiden Newton 25th February.
The events are advertised by Pennards through various websites; the Blandford Museum Victorian Garden is advertising locally to more than 50 Dorset garden interest and other groups and in the National press.
Orders placed directly with Pennards may be collected on the day.
Please note: CASH ONLY as there will be NO debit/credit card facilities available, due to lack of broadband connection at the hall.
All are welcome to this event; we will have information, craft and produce stalls, Tombola and a plant ID competition.
Refreshments will be served; drinks, homemade cakes and light lunches.
Entrance charge 50p, children free.
The venue will be well signed from all the access roads around Blandford and through Pimperne to the Village Hall, where there is ample free parking.
We are pleased that this is now an annual occasion in the local gardening calendar and hope we can rely on your support.
For further details please contact Heather 01258 458678
'INDIA - A RARE GLIMPSE'
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:30pm
At Blandford Museum
Please join us for an illustrated talk by Charles Miller – a glimpse of pre and post-war India, fascinating religious ceremonies and colourful Indian or Tibetan artefacts, along with entertaining experiences from the life of the speaker, who was born and raised on a tea estate and educated in Darjeeling in the Himalayas and later worked in India.
A rare, real-life insight into life in pre-modern India in the self-sufficient environment of a tea estate up in the Himalayas long before modern technology. Contemporary photographs, cine-colour film and several beautiful artefacts will bring the speaker’s fascinating experiences to life. Charles’ father relocated to India pre-war as a Chief Engineer and tea-planter in Dooars, Bengal – yes, the home of the Bengal Tiger!
As usual, this will be a free entry event, though donations are most welcome, and hot drinks will be available. There is ample free parking by the Museum in Beres Yard.
Blandford Museum Archaeology Club Quiz Night!
Get your team together and sign up for a great evening of fun and food!