Shrouded in layers of speculation and folklore, Stonehenge is perhaps the world’s most awe-inspiring ancient stone circle, and its image is famous around the globe.
In 2022 the British Museum is staging a major exhibition on the world of Stonehenge (17 February – 17 July), the first of its kind in the UK. It will bring the story of Stonehenge into sharper focus, showing that rather than a shadowy age of mystery, the Britain and Ireland of four millennia ago were places of big ideas, commerce and travel.
This talk explores the exhibition with the help of its key objects from across Europe, including the first loan to Britain of the Nebra sky disc and several important objects kindly loaned to the exhibition by Dorset Museum.
Image: Nebra sky disc, Germany, about 1600 BC. State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt, Juraj Liptá.
Thursday 19th May 7:00pm Book Now
Adult Ticket - £10.00 | Member Adult Ticket - £8.00 | Student Ticket - £5.00
Join us for an opportunity to explore the Museum at this free late opening
Thu 19th May - 5:00pm
Discovered in the 1930s, one of the best examples of a Roman Town House in England is situated here in Dorchester.
Sat 21st May - 10:30am
and 3 future schedules
The largest collection of Thomas Hardy objects ever displayed at one time
Sat 28th May - All day
Model theatre-making based on Hardy's novels and the model by Thomas Tilley for the Hardy Players in the Hardy's Dorset Gallery.
Tue 31st May - 10:00am
Join Tom Sharpe, formerly Curator of Palaeontology and Archives at the National Museum of Wales, and author of ‘The Fossil Woman: A life of Mary Anning’, to examine what we know of the life of this extraordinary woman.
Thu 22nd Sep - 7:00pm