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What's on in and around West Dorset

November 2005

Information supplied courtesy of West Dorset District Council & West Dorset Tourist Centres


to 06 With Floodlights And Candles Sub Tropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, dusk to 8.30pm. The Abbotsbury gardens stay open until 8.30pm for magical lighting, Christmas shopping and great food in the Colonial Teahouse.

01 Bridport Film Society Screening - Since Otar Left. Bridport Art Centre, South St, Bridport, 7.45pm.

02 Bridport Camera Club Meeting – Competition No.1 Burton Cliff Hotel, Burton Bradstock, 7.30pm.

02 Embroidery Studio Workshop At Mangerton Mill – Angels, birds and stars Mangerton Mill, Near Bridport.

Tel 01308 485798 for details and to book.

02 Quiz Night - Lyme Regis Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm for 8.00pm. Theatre Friends Quiz Night - prizes for winning team; raffle; bar; tea.

02 Yetties Music Night West End Hall, Sherborne, 8pm.

03 Dorchester Film Society - Being Julia Plaza Cinema, Dorchester, 8pm.

03 Joseph Weld - Coffee Morning Appletree Thatch, Chideock, 10am. In aid of Joseph Weld & Trimar Hospice. Bring and Buy , Raffle and Hospice Christmas Cards.

03 The Rhythm Of The Sea Evening Concert Bridport Town Hall, 7.30pm. A an evening concert of songs, music, dance and prose relating to the sea, presented as part of the Sea Britain 2005 celebrations, by Mezzo & Friends. Proceeds in aid of the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance. Tickets £5 on the door.

04 Archeology Lecture at Dorset County Museum The Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, 7.30pm. 'Roman Hamworthy - the supply-base and 'fort' of the Second Legion Augusta in the first century AD' by Peter Bellamy.

04 Eden Nights Dancing Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Lyme Regis, 8.00 - 11.00pm. A superb evening of ballroom, sequence, Latin & party dances. Bring your own drinks and nibbles.

04 Sale Of Ladies Designer Fashion Loders Village Hall, 10am -4pm. Entrance £2 to include refreshments All major credit cards taken Enquiries to 01308 421640 or 01308 485464

05 Bridport Bonfire & Fireworks Night Brewery Fields, Bridport Leisure Centre.Organised by the Bridport Round Table. Gates open 7pm. Adults £2.50, child £1.50 or Family £7.00. Note prebooked Family Tickets (£6) can be obtained from Hussey's the Bakers.

05 Come And Walk The Labyrinth United Church, South Street, Dorchester, 10.30am - 3pm.

05 The David Miles Quartet With Linley Weir Dorchester Arts Centre, Dorchester, 8pm.

05 Dorset County Orchestra Concert St.Mary's Church, Edward Rd, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Beethoven - Overture Egmont, Mozart - Violin Cocerto No3 in G major. Soloist - Patric Curlett. Mahler - Symphony No1

05 Gustomarket At Beaminster Beaminster Public Hall. Gustomarket - foodie heaven is a place on Earth! Local food will be on sale and guest chefs will be presenting their culinary skills.

05 Loders School PTFA Christmas Fair United Church Hall, East St, Bridport, 10am -12pm.

05 RSPCA Christmas Bazaar Digby Hall, Hound St, Sherborne, 10am - 12 noon. Christmas cards, decorations, cakes, plants, bric-a-brac plants, coffee & mince pies!

05 Sherborne Indoor Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 10am - 4pm. Quality antiques, crafts and collectors market plus books and postcards

05 Sherborne Firework Extravaganza Sherborne Castle, Sherborne, gates open and entertainment from 4.30pm, bonfire 7pm, fireworks 7.30pm. Orchard FM and live entertainment for all the family. Reduced price advance tickets available from Sherborne TIC (until 2nd November)

05 Grand Fireworks Display - Lyme Regis The Cobb, Lyme Regis, Evening. Annual firework display on The Cobb

05 Guy Fawkes Celebrations Guy Fawkes Celebrations, Weymouth, 2.00 pm to 10.00 pm. Giant beach bonfire, funfair and a free international firework display not to be missed

05 Firework Party Kingston Maurward, Nr. Dorchester. Gates open 6pm, Fireworks blast off at 7.30pm. Admission £4 per person Tel. 01305 215003.

05 - 06 Christmas Craft Fair Kingston Maurward, Nr, Dorchester, 10am – 5pm

06 Ramblers Walk By The South Somerset Group The Green, Evershot, 10.30am. A 14 mile walk starting from the Green, Evershot . Tel. 01460 72892 to confirm details.

06 Radipole Wildlife Walk Meet at the Radipole Information Centre, 10am. Visiting winter ducks fill the lakes waters and Cetti's warblers sing in the hedgerows! Tel 01305 778313 for further details.

08 Nelson & Trafalgar Talk In Bridport Bridport United Church, East Street, Bridport, 2.30pm. A Talk on ' Nelson & Trafalgar' by John Bithell of the Nothe Fort Committee. Organised by the Bridport Local History Society.

09 Embroidery Studio Workshop At Mangerton Mill – Christmas Temari Mangerton Mill Near Bridport.

Tel. 01308 485798 for further details.

09 Sherborne Flicks - A Very Long Engagement (PG) Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. Subtitles

09-12 The Zephyr Wind Ensemble Of London Halstock Church, Nr. Beaminster on 9th November, West Knighton Church on 10th November, Chetnole Village Hall on 11th November and Briantspuddle Village Hall on 12th November. An unmissable chance to hear some of the finest young wind musicians of their generation! Further details from 01935 891568.

10 The Band Of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Plymouth Westland Sports & Social Club, Yeovil, 7.30pm. Seafarer's charity concert to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the battle of Trafalgar. Tickets avaialble from Sherborne TIC - £10.

10 Dorchester Film Society - Comme une image Corn Exchange, 7.30pm

11 Bad Obsession Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, doors open at 7.45pm. Guns 'n' Roses tribute

11 Christmas Decorations In Willow Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum. Come and make your very own Christmas decorations from willow - garlands, stars, hearts, Christmas trees and more - Great Fun! No experience necessary Booking essential - Telephone 01300 320684 Fee £35 payable on booking

11 The Yetties Anniversary Concert Melbury Osmond Village Hall, Melbury Osmond, 7.00pm for 7.30pm. Bar, food & draw - please book by Wednesday 9th November for reserved seat. Tel 01935 83364

12 Christmas Coffee Morning United Church, South Street, Dorchester, 10am – 12 noon

12 Dance - Uplyme Village Hall Uplyme Village Hall, Uplyme, 8pm - 11pm. Ballroom, Latin & some Sequence.

12 Remembrance-Tide Concert Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, 7.30pm. Programme : Mass for Peace (The Armed Man) - Karl Jenkins and Requiem - John Rutter, performed by a specially formed chorus and orchestra, conducted by William Slogrove.

12 Seranade to Music St. Mary’s Church, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Concert by the Orlando Singers.

12 Sherborne Antiques & Collectors Fair Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, 9am - 4pm.

12 The Somerset And Dorset Family History Society Event Day Salway Ash Village Hall, Nr Bridport, 10.30am. This Somerset And Dorset Family History Society Event Day features aspects of the history of Beaminster. For further details please tel. 01297 489567.

12 St Martin's Fayre and Gift Day St Martin's Church and Community Hall Broadmayne,10am – 12pm. Items for Christmas, tombola, raffle, craft, children's games, plants, cakes and preserves and a chance to sit and chat with a cup of tea or coffee.

12 The Yetties Upwey Church, 7.30p.m. Tickets £7.00 include refreshments.

13 Hedges at Kingcombe Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum. Martin Biss, formerly a practising farmer at Kingcombe, will show hedgerow management on the estate since 1987. The day will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on hedgelaying experience Booking essential - Telephone 01300 320684 Fee £18 payable on booking

13 Remembrance Sunday Parade And Service Starts from the Town Hall, Bridport at 10.30am.

14 Talk On British Woodlands Brooklands Farm, Forston, Nr. Dorchester, 7.30pm. A talk by Dr. J Childs of the Woodlands Trust.

14 - 24 Christmas Festival Brewers Quay, Hope Square, Weymouth, 10am - 5.30pm daily. Six week festival celebrating Christmas the way it used to be with Santa in his Grotto, carol singers, craft demonstrations and more.

15 Bridport Film Society Screening - The Keys To The House. Bridport Art Centre, South St, Bridport, 7.45pm.

15 Dorset Industrial Archaeology Society Talk Dorset Room, Colliton Club (opposite County Hall), Dorchester, 7.30 p.m. 'The Nothe Fort, Weymouth: A Victorian Folly', a talk by Commander John Bithell, OBE, RN. Non members welcome at £2

16 A Pageant Of Insects Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 7.30pm. An illustrated talk by Kevin Cook

16 Bridport Camera Club Meeting Modern Techniques in Landscape & Nature Photography Burton Cliff Hotel, Burton Bradstock, 7.30pm.

17 Forest Forge Theatre Presents The Adventures Of Tom Thumb Buckland Newton Village Hall, 7.30pm A wonderful seasonal Christmas family show.

17 -16/12 Learn To Design Your Own Garden The Barn, Downhouse Farm, Eype. 1 day per week garden courses held over 5 weeks. Contact Ruth Collier on 01308 458787 for further details.

17 - 18 Third Space Theatre Presents Born To Run Frampton Village Hall on 17 November and Sturminster Marshall Village hall on 18 November, both at 7.30pm. Two hours of love and romance. A story about love. hope and our dreams for the future. A gentle play to appeal to all over 10 years old

18 Beauty Vs. The Beast Corn Exchange, High East St, Dorchester, 8pm. Based on poems and text by Anna Maria Murphy with a distinctive mix of humour, passion, spectacle and powerful narrative, Rogue Theatre presents Beauty vs The Beast. Deep in the heart of the forest walks a girl stepping anxiously along a seldom trodden path..... each brave step brings her closer to her task; to face The Beast.

18 Bridport & West Dorset Music Club Concert - Michael Partington Colfox School, Bridport, 7.45pm. Bridport & West Dorset Music Club hiold several concerts during the year. Tel. 01308 424673 for further details.

18 Embroidery Studio Workshop At Mangerton Mill - Handstitching your own unique buttons Mangerton Mill Near Bridport. Tel. 01308 485798 for further details.

18 The Jive Aces Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis, doors open 7.45pm. UK's top Jive & Swing Band renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music.

18 - 19 Spike Theatre In 'Backwater' West Lulworth Village Hall on 18th November at 7.30pm and at Portesham Village Hall on 19th November at 8 p.m. Exhilirating & magical physical theatre, set against the harsh landscape of the Norwegian fjords..

19 A Concert For Saint Cecilia by the Beaminster Singers St Mary's Church, Beaminster, 7.30pm. An autumn concert dedicated to the patron saint of musicians, directed by Hilary Kenway. The concert features pieces by Purcell, Handel, Brahms and Haydn, and will include soloists Stephanie Bodsworth and Nicola Wydenbach. Tickets £7.50 from Peter Brook estate agent tel 01308 488635 or from the Church Office, Hogshill St, Beaminster.

19 Autumn Concert By The Bridport Chamber Orchestra Bridport United Church, East St,Bridport, 7.45pm. The Autumn Concert will include pieces by Mozart, Finzi, Pergolesi, Bridge and Haydn with soloist Jennifer Holt. . Tickets priced £6 from Bridport Arts Centre tel 01308 424204, from The Bookshop, South St, Bridport or £7 on the door.

19 Bluesnight With The Harry Skinner Band Dorchester Arts Centre, School Lane, Dorchester, 7.30pm.

19 Dance To Live Music Whitchurch, Morecomblake & Ryall Village, Whitchurch Canonicorum, Nr Lyme Regis. Dance with 'One Night Stand' - buffet included and licensed bar. Grand draw with huge prizes!

19 Ferrybridge Wildlife Walk Chesil Beach Centre, Ferrybridge, Weymouth, 2pm until 4pm. A 1 or 2 mile walk around the Ferrybridge area including Chesil bank. Contact 01305760579 for further details.

19 Hedge Laying Workshop Pond Cottage Information Centre, Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, Nr Bridport, 10am - 3pm. Learn this rural craft in the beautiful setting of Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve.

19 Let Us Garlands Bring - Song Recital St.Mary's Church, Cerne Abbas. Programme includes Finzi songs, Schumann's Dichterliebe, some Border Ballads and Christmas music. Alistair Merry (baritone) and Sholto Kynoch (piano). Tickets (incl. refreshments) £8 from Cerne Abbas Stores or phone 01300 341118

19 Sherborne Book Market Church Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne, 9.30am - 4pm.

19 Theatre Alibi Presents Bonjour Bob Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport, 8pm. For 5 to 10 year olds and families, Bonjour Bob is the story of a very special friendship made possible by the sea. Prices £9, (£8 members and concessions), £5 students and children. Further details tel 01308 424204.

19- 20 Jurassic Rocks And Fossils Weekend Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Charmouth. Join the Warden Team and Guests for a weekend learning more about how Charmouth and the Jurassic Coast have changed over the last 200 million years. Booking essential - telephone 01297 560772 for further details.

19 - 20 Macmillan Christmas Fair Kingston Maurward, Nr. Dorchester.

19 - 20 Practical Butterfly Conservation Weekend Alner's Gorse Common, Hazelbury Bryan. The Dorset Branch of Butterfly Conservation is inviting volunteers to join them for practical conservation tasks in Northwest Dorset with an overnight stay on the Saturday. This weekend's work will be based on Alner's Gorse Reserve and Deadmoor Common. For further details please contact Nigel Spring tel 07981 776767 or email nigelspring@yahoo.co.uk

20-26 Bridport Prize Live A festival of literary voices. A celebration of the spoken word. There are talks, lectures, booksignings. workshops, schools sessions and even films and installations for you to enjoy with a fabulous line up of guests. Programme of events available from Bridport Arts Centre. 01308 427183. Website www.bridport-arts.com

21 - 24 George Millar Literary Lecture Series at Eype Church Centre Eype Church Centre For The Arts. Monday 21st November at 2.30pm: Julian Fellowes, writer, actor and director talks about his work for films 'Gosford Park', 'Vanity Fair' and 'Separate Lies' as well as theatre work, 'Mary Poppins' and his novels including 'Snobs'. Tuesday 22nd November at 2.30pm: Dorset resident Anna Pavord will give an illustrated talk abouther new book, 'The Naming of Names' - the history of the nomenclature of plants and flowers. She is the gardening correspondent of the Independent newspaper and the author of several books including the international bestseller, 'The Tulip'. Tuesday 22nd November at 2.30pm: A delicious supper in the splendid surrounding of Bridport Town Hall followed by Alexander Waugh talking with his characteristic wit and charm about his book, 'Fathers and Sons', a family autobiography which has won him great critical acclaim. He is the grandson son of Evelyn Waugh and son of columnist Auberon Waugh. Wednesday 23rd November at 2.30pm: Leading British novelists Louis de Bernieres (Captain Corelli's Mandolin) and Elizabeth Jane Howard (The Beautiful Visit in 1950 to Falling in 1999)will read from their writings and discuss each other's work in the company of Paul Atterbury Thursday 24th November at 2.30pm: Leading literary figure Fay Weldon (Female Friends 1974, Wicked Women 1997, The Life & Loves of a She-Devil 1983 and her latest novel She May not Leave) in a unique conversation and discussion with broadcaster David Prysor-Jones. Book through Bridport Art Centre on 01308 427183.

22 Dorset Wildlife Trust Talk Woodmead Hall, Lyme Regis, 2.30pm. An illustrated talk by Dr. Robin Wootton - Fans, Wings and Pop-up Books: Folding Structrues in Nature, Art and Technology. A joint meeting with Lyme Regis Society.

22 Lodmoor Wildlife Walk Meet at RSPB Lodmoor Reserve, Weymouth, 1pm. 2 hour walk – tel. 01308 778313.

22 Forest Forge Theatre Presents The Adventures Of Tom Thumb Melbury Osmond Village Hall, 7.30pm A wonderful seasonal Christmas family show.

23 Family History On The Internet - Half Day Workshop Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne, .A short introductory session to help you use the information available and be aware of the advantages and pitfalls of using the internet for family history. Tutor: Robin Ansell, County Local Studies Librarian

23 TRILITH Presents An Evening Of Dorset Film Archive Bere Regis Village Hall, 7.30pm. Trilith presents archive cine-film from the 1900s to the 1960s, using the latest in digital projection.

24 Dorchester Film Society - The Edukators Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 7.30pm.

24 Embroidery Studio Workshop At Mangerton Mill – Sewing Machine Day Mangerton Mill Near Bridport. Tel. 01308 485798 for further details and to book.

24 Of Mice And Men By Mind The Gap Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport, 7.30pm. This adaptation of John Steinbeck's novel tells the story in flashback. For further details tel 01308 424204.

24 Victorian Snownight And Christmas Lights Weymouth, 4.00pm - 10.30pm. A night of victorian late night shopping nostalga. Live entertainment, period costume, street theatre, childrens fun fair and a visit from Santa

24-26 Amateur Players of Sherborne Production Digby Hall, Sherborne. The Amateur Players perform "A Busy Day" by Fanny Burney, directed by Sarah Finnegan.

25 An Evening With The Poet Laureate Andrew Motion Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport, 7.30pm. Prices £10, (£8 members and concessions), £5 students and children. Further details tel 01308 424204.

25 The Dorchester Association Talk Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, 7.30pm. Dr Claudius Beatty: Hardy and Architecture

25 Once More Into The Bleach Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis. Blondie tribute

25 Persuasion Dorchester Arts Centre, School Lane, Dorchester, 8pm. Performed by The Phoenix Theatre Co.

25 Save The Children Coffee Morning The Royal Lion Hotel, Broad St, Lyme Regis, 10am - 12 noon. Raffle, Bring & Buy

26 Beaminster Antique & Bygone Fair Public Hall, Fleet street, Beaminster, 9am - 4pm.

26 Christmas Lights - Lyme Regis Broad Street, Lyme Regis, 5.30pm. Christmas Lights Switch on Ceremony. Decorated lantern competition with prizes; parade through Broad street with the Lyme Regis Junior Band and the Lyme Regis Majorettes. Father Christmas will arrive by sleigh.

26 Dance - Uplyme Village Hall Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, 8pm - 11pm. Ballroom, Latin & some Sequence. Price includes tea & biscuits - in aid of Hall funds

26 Guitar Night With Clive Carroll And John Renbourn Dorchester Arts Centre, School Lane, Dorchester, 8pm.

26 Sherborne Antiques & Flea Market Church Hall & Age Concern Day Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne, 9am - 4pm.

26 Three Night Stand At Bridport Arts Centre Bridport Arts Centre, South St, Bridport, 7.30pm. A witty and informal show mixing poems, vocals and banter. Prices £8, (£6 members and concessions), £5 students and children. Tel 01308 424204.

26 Lyme Regis Operatic Society Concert Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis

27 Sherborne Abbey Advent Carol Service Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne, 5pm.

28 Edward Elgar – Man of Contradictions United Church Main Hall, East Street, Bridport, 7.30pm. A lecture for the Golden Cap Centre of the National Trust by Col.Digby Hague-Holmes. Non members welcome.

29 Bridport Film Society Screening – Broken Wings Bridport Art Centre, South St, Bridport, ,7.45pm.

30 Bridport Camera Club Meeting – Competition No. 2 Burton Cliff Hotel, Burton Bradstock, 7.30pm.




to 31/12 Gallipoli Exhibition At The Keep Museum Military Museum Of Devon & Dorset, The Keep, Bridport Road, Dorchester, Mon-Sat 9.30am - 5pm April - September. An exhibition to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign.

to 06/11 Sherborne House Exhibition Sherborne House, Newland, Sherborne, Sunday – Tuesday 10.30am – 4.30pm. "St. Ives Artists – Past and Present". A selling exhibition of work by past and present St Ives based artists.

to 05/11 Exhibition by Ken Waterfield – "Retrospective" The Pierrepoint Gallery, 76 South Street, Bridport, Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm.

to 12/11 Alpha House Exhibition Alpha House Gallery, South St, Sherborne, Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm.Paintings by Catherine Forshall and Heather Hodgson plus ceramics by James Campbell.

to 20/11 Walking the Water’s Edge The Town Mill Galleries, Lyme Regis, 11am – 5pm Tuesday – Sunday. Sculpture and animated film by artist Brigitte Jurack and students from Woodroffe School.

to 06/11 Sidney Jessett - Art Exhibition Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis, Mon to Sat 10.00 to 17.00 Sun 11.00 to 17.00 as museum.. Sidney Jessett 1885-1961 Paintings and drawings .

to 03/12 Tudor Times Exhibition Dorset County Museum, Dorchester.

25/11 – 27/11 Art Exhibition Charmouth Charmouth Heritage Centre, Charmouth, 10.30am to 4.30pm.

26/11 - 10/12 Exhibition And Sale Of Small Paintings Bridport Tourist Information Centre, South Street, Bridport, 10am - 3pm. Small paintings by Mosterton Art Group - ideal for Christmas presents!



Once again, from the beginning of November, West Dorset Tourist Information Centres will

be selling Charity Christmas Cards on behalf of the Cards for Good Causes group of

charities. All charities in the group receive at least 81p in every £1 from their card sales,

and with approx. 30 different charities there is an excellent range to choose from.




BEAMINSTER Farmers’ Market 4th Saturday in each month – Town Hall 9am-1pm

BRIDPORT Town Centre. Every Wednesday and Saturday, Farmers’ Market 2nd Saturday in each month – Arts Centre 9.30am-2pm, W.I. market in the WI Hall, North Street every Saturday 9am-12 noon

DORCHESTER Fairfield Car Park, Weymouth Avenue 8am – 3pm every Wednesday

Farmers’ Market 1st Saturday in each month – Poundbury, 9am-1pm

SHERBORNE The Parade, every Thursday and Saturday, W.I. market in Church Hall, Digby Road Thursday mornings, 9.15am, Farmers’Market 3rd Friday in each month – Cheap Street, 9am-1pm



Lyme Regis Fossil walks with Dr Colin Dawes – Every Sunday at 1pm from the Old Forge Fossil Shop, Broad Street

Fossil walks with Brandon Lennon Daily walks - tel. 01297 444405 for further details.

Charmouth Fossil walks from the Heritage Coast Centre, Charmouth. During November, walks take place on Sat 5th at 12.30pm, Sun 6th at 1pm plus a Jurassic Rocks and Fossils Weekend on 19th/20th – limited places – tel. 01297 560772 for further details.

Attractions Open This Winter in and around West Dorset


MUSEUMS Winter Opening Times

Tutankhamun Exhibition, Dorchester Daily 9.30 - 5.30 Weekends 10.00 – 5.00

Terracotta Warriors, Dorchester Daily 10.00 - 4.30

Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester Daily . 10.00 - 4.30

Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate, Dorchester Daily 10.00 - 4.30

Mummies, Dorchester Daily 10.00 - 4.30

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester Mon-Sat 10.00 - 4.30

The Keep Military Museum , Dorchester Tues-Sat 9.30 - 5.00

Dinosaur Fossil Museum, Lyme Regis Daily 10.00 - 5.00 Sunday 11.00 – 5.00

The Town Mill, Lyme Regis Sat & Sun 11.00 - 4.00

Lyme Regis Museum Saturday 10.00 - 5.00

Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum, Tolpuddle Tues-Sat 10.00 - 4.00, Sunday 11.00 - 4.00

The Tank Museum, Bovington, Wool Daily 10.00 - 5.00

Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton Daily 10.00 - 4.30

Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford Daily 10.00 - 4.30


Kingston Maurward Gardens & Animal Park Daily 10.00 - 5.30 (or dusk if earlier)

Athelhamptons House & Gardens Sunday only 11.00 - Dusk

Lulworth Castle & Park Sun – Fri 10.30 - 4.00


Forde Abbey Gardens Daily 10.00 - 4.30

Abbotsbury Sub-Tropical Gardens Daily 10.00 - 4.00

Minterne Gardens, Minterne Magna Daily 10.00 - 7.00 (or dusk) (closes 10th November)


Sherborne Abbey Daily 8.30 - 4.00

Old Crown Court, Dorchester Mon-Fri 10.00 - 12.00 and 2.00 - 4.00

Monkey World, Nr. Wareham Daily 10.00 - 5.00

Craft Design Centre, Broadwindsor Daily 10.00 - 5.00

Wildlife Park at Cricket St. Thomas Daily 10.00 - 4.30

UK Llamas, Beaminster Please contact 01308 868674 to book

Henley Hillbillies, Buckland Newton Please contact 01300 345293 / 07860 759996 for details


Tourist Information Centre, Antelope Walk, Dorchester Tel: 01305 267992 dorchester.tic@westdorset-dc.gov.uk

Tourist Information Centre, South Street, Bridport Tel: 01308 424901 bridport.tic@westdorset-dc.gov.uk

Tourist Information Centre, Digby Road, Sherborne Tel: 01935 815341 sherborne.tic@westdorset-dc.gov.uk

Tourist Information Centre, Church Street, Lyme Regis Tel: 01297 442138 lymeregis.tic@westdorset-dc.gov.uk


Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this leaflet is correct at the time of going to print, West Dorset District Council cannot accept any responsibility for any errors or omissions. Inclusion in this leaflet does not imply any recommendation by West Dorset District Council. Produced by West Dorset District Council, Leisure and Tourism Division.