If you haven’t heard already Dorset County Museum is temporarily closed for their £14.9 million redevelopment (which we can’t wait to see!).
Last year the roaring success of Dippy helped put Dorchester on the map and in turn the Museum became a popular visitor attraction – a momentum none of us wanted to lose. In a bid to continue to energise, inspire, educate and connect with the local community while the Museum undergoes its long-anticipated makeover, the team have headed out on a county-wide tour.
First stop, Brewery Square. Staying close to home, the empty shop was quickly transformed into an enticing exhibition and education space, furnished with vibrant, inviting window vinyl’s and bold information boards. A perfect place to host events, tours and find out more about their 4-million piece collection and what’s to come in the future.
Outside the Museum hoarding boards hiding the building site have been lined with similar colourful designs, exciting visitors of what to come. Windows at their temporary offices have also been wrapped adding gentle reminders across the town that there’s still plenty to see and do during its closure.
The inflatable museum, a replica of the Victorian building, has been cleverly designed to pop up across the county offering an inspiring and immersive experience to families at schools and events.
We had the honour of seeing it in action at the launch at Damers First School where we were able to capture everyone’s first reactions for promotional films and photograph.
It has been a pleasure to continually support the Museum on their exciting journey – through Dippy, the tour and the new Museum. We look forward to the many exciting things to come!