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We’re recruiting!

Are you passionate about working with the community to make museums accessible to all? We’re looking for a Community Curator, based at Poole Museums, to develop and lead co-curated engagement

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Woman in autumnal woodland with leaves on path and bare trees

Rambling and reflecting

Our Wessex Engagement Lead, Dr Anjana Khatwa, was recently asked to write a blog for the Ramblers Association, as part of the celebrations to mark the 20th Anniversary of the

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Our first ever Impact Report

We have just published our first ever Impact Report. The report outlines the achievements of our partner museums in 2019/20, including two major partnership exhibitions, and the amazing work of

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Wild Life in the Red

What do you think about our exhibition?

Sawfish are also called carpenter sharks...but they are rays, not sharks!

There’s also a species called a sawshark, but that’s, well, a shark!

What the heck is a lek?

Males great bustards perform spectacular courtship displays, gathering at a ‘lek’ or small display ground to try to impress the females.

Road Runner!

The great bustard has a dignified slow walk but tends to run when disturbed, rather than fly.

Belly Buster!

The hen-bird on display at The Salisbury Museum was one of the last great bustards to be eaten in the town!

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