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More details - Arts & Crafts Free Byzantine style church
Heritage Open Day: Experience the extraordinary architecture of the only Byzantine style Arts & Crafts basilica in the UK. A guided tour will provide in-depth information about the building, its inception and construction, its artworks and its continued use and restoration programme.
Saint Dunstan Orthodox Christian Church, 104A Bournemouth Road, Poole
Today and Sun 22 Sep

More details - The Guildhall, Lyme Regis
Heritage Open Day: One of Lyme Regis’s Hidden Gems! The Guildhall can be dated to the sixteenth century. The main chamber, however, with its curved ceiling and extensive panelling was refurbished, in 1887, by the same architect who built the Philpot museum.
Bridge St, Lyme Regis
Today, Sun 22 Sep

More details - West Gallery & Tower Tours - St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Blandford
Heritage Open Day: View the church interior from the West Gallery. In the tower, discover graffiti left by the WW2 Home Guard & bell ringers. View new ladders & floor above the bell frame, and peer into roof voids.
Peter & Paul C of E Church, Church Lane, Blandford Forum

More details - St Andrew’s Church, Kinson
Heritage Open Day: Come and visit the oldest Church in Bournemouth. Visit the oldest Church in Bournemouth which has been sympathetically and extensively refurbished between 2012 and 2015.
St. Andrews Church, Millhams Road, Bournemouth
Today and Sun 22 Sep

More details - St Laurence Church, Upwey
Heritage Open Day: A fascinating church with a wealth of intriguing features A 12th Century church with Tudor Rose wall paintings and other wall paintings, a Jacobean pulpit, a 12th Century font bowl (at the base of the 15th Century North Arcade) and the beautiful East Window with it’s 15th Century stained
Church Street, Upwey, Weymouth
Today and Sun 22 Sep

More details - Dunshay Manor
Heritage Open Day: For most of the 20th century, Dunshay Manor, near Harman’s Cross, was home to a remarkable artistic family: George and Hilda Spencer Watson, and their daughter, renowned sculptor Mary Spencer Watson, who bequeathed the house to the Landmark Trust.
Dunshay Manor, Haycrafts Lane, Swanage
Today and Sun 22 Sep

More details - Blandford Town Museum
Heritage Open Day: The story of Blandford Forum There is so much to see packed into this small museum situated just off the Market Place in the Georgian town of Blandford Forum. The story of Blandford is told from Prehistoric times up to the 20th Century.
Blandford Town Museum, Beres Yard, Market Place, Blandford Forum

More details - Studland Bay - David Bailey Photography exhibition
A free exhibition of local wildlife by renowned photography David Bailey. Come and explore the fantastic world of wildlife photography with David Bailey. A fortnight long exhibition of some of his finest work at the Discovery Centre. Booking Not Needed. Very welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Studland Bay, Knoll Beach Visitor Centre, Ferry Road, Studland, Dorset
Today and Sun 22 Sep

More details - Brownsea Island - Cinema under the stars
Love film, love stars, love Brownsea' Why not bring a picnic and enjoy some of your favourite films at an open air cinema screening under the stars this September' Take a boat ride over when the rest of the public has come home and enjoy the magic of Brownsea.
Brownsea Island

More details - September 4 Seniors
Celebrating seniors in September! Monkey World is celebrating our seniors this September, as for £15 two seniors (65+) receive entry to the park & a slice of cake from the 19th– 30th September! Simply claim the discount at the entrance gate on arrival.
Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Longthorns Wareham Dorset
Today to Mon 30 Sep

More details - Oceanarium 2020 memberships are now on sale!
VALID FROM TODAY UNTIL 31ST DECEMBER 2020. TRAVEL THE UNDERWATER WORLD OVER AND OVER, AT AN AMAZING PRICE. Enjoy a peaceful stroll and experience the wonders of the sea whilst enjoying a Starbucks Coffee or even a bite to eat in the Offshore Café with up to 20% discount!
Pier Approach
Today to Tue 19 Nov

More details - Beaminster Museum
Heritage Open Day: This building was rescued from collapse 25 years ago and converted into a local history museum. A mezzanine second floor was added which has creating an attractive exhibition space. Both museum and building are worthy of a visit.
Beaminster Museum, Whitcombe Road, Beaminster
Today, Sun 22 Sep

More details - Church Of Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs & St Ignatius
Heritage Open Day: A beautiful Italian Romanesque Church in the Dorset countryside Built in 1874 by Charles Weld of adjoining Chideock Manor, this delightful Grade II* Italian Romanesque church is a gem of English Catholicism.
North Rd, Chideock, Bridport
Today, Sun 22 Sep

More details - Tour of the Town Cellars Building, Poole
Heritage Open Day: Experience this fantastic part of Poole history with Poole Museum. The Town Cellars on Poole Quay is a building first constructed circa 1300. In the late 18th Century Thames St was cut through the building and today it forms part of Poole Museum to the East and the King Charles Pub to the West.
High Street, Poole

More details - Corfe Castle - Medieval games
Have fun with friends and family playing a variety of medieval games you will find as you discover and explore the castle ruins. Have fun with friends and family playing a variety of traditional games you will find as you discover and explore the castle ruins. Booking Not Needed.
Corfe Castle, The Square, Corfe Castle, Wareham,
Today, Sun 22 Sep

More details - Upton House & Grounds Heritage Open Event
Heritage Open Day: Come and see the splendour of Upton House our Grade II* listed Manor House. History House and formal garden tours will be taking place across the day. Learn about the House’s fantastic history and past owners importance in local politics.
Upton House, Upton Country Park, Poole

More details - Bridport Quaker Meeting House
Heritage Open Day: Experience the heritage of the Meeting House then enjoy peaceful reflection in the Peace Garden In the 1660s Quakers in Bridport were meeting in a barn on Daniel Taylor’s land in South Street, and in 1697 he gave the building to the Meeting for their use.
95 South Street, Bridport

More details - St James Church – Poole
Heritage Open Day: Experience fragments of Poole’s past in this fascinating Church. The present church of St James in Poole’s old town was built on the site of a medieval church pulled down in 1819. It houses many fascinating survivals from Poole’s rich history.
Thames Street, Poole

More details - The Bridport Literary & Scientific Institute
Heritage Open Day: A space to think, work, learn and grow. The Literary & Scientific Institute is a Grade II * Listed Building in the heart of Bridport. Originally built by Sir Henry Warburton in 1834 it has recently been the subject of a £2.
East St, Bridport

More details - Bridport Town Hall
Heritage Open Day: A fine Georgian building with a fascinating collection of paintings and naval memorabilia. A former courthouse, this listed Georgian Town Hall holds the significant collection of paintings by Fra Newbery (former Director of Glasgow School of Art).
Bridport Town Council, East St, Bridport

More details - Swanage Library
Heritage Open Day: Special displays focussing on this historic part of Swanage There will be two displays in the library for Heritage Week: One showing details of the original house, featuring plans of the shops to be built on the site once the house had been removed, these plans were never approved.
Dorset County Council, Swanage Library, High Street, Swanage

More details - St Peter & St Paul’s Church Open Day
Heritage Open Day: Blandford Forum is described in Nikolaus Pevsner’s The Buildings of England as ‘one of the most satisfying Georgian ensembles anywhere in England’. At the heart of the town, view the unique Grade 1 Listed Church of St Peter & St Paul.
Peter & Paul C of E Church, Church Lane, Blandford Forum
Today and Sun 22 Sep

More details - The Minster Church of St Cuthberga & the Chained Library
Heritage Open Day: A site of worship for over 1300 years come and experience one of the most well-known places of worship in Dorset. The 12th century Minster Church is steeped in history with many interesting treasures and artefacts including the Astronomical Clock, Quarter Jack, Saxon Chest and Beaufort Tomb.
High Street, Wimborne
Today and Sun 22 Sep

More details - Town Mill, Lyme Regis
Heritage Open Day: Visit The Town Mill and see our team of volunteer millers in action Town Mill is the only volunteer-run, non-commercial mill that mills virtually every day of the year.
, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis
Today and Sun 22 Sep

More details - Weld Memorial Chapel
Heritage Open Day: A rare example of a complete mid-19th Century Mortuary Chapel This Grade II* Memorial (or Mortuary) Chapel was built by Charles Weld of Chideock Manor in 1852, in memory of his parents. It is built in a cruciform style and is surrounded by a cemetery which is no longer used.
North Road, Chideock, Bridport
Today, Sun 22 Sep

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