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Historic images of fishermen catching a sawfish

Wildlife in the Red goes live!

‘Wildlife in the Red’ is our exciting new partnership exhibition. Our partner museums present a range of natural history objects that tell stories of collectors and early environmentalists, but also

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Dr Anjana Khatwa

Meet our new team member!

We’d like to give a big welcome to Dr Anjana Khatwa, our newly-appointed Wessex Engagement Lead. After incredible interest on social media, we had 22 applications for the post, and

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Lord Fellowes standing outside Dorset Museum

Momentous milestone for Dorset Museum

There were celebrations at Dorset Museum this week (11 Aug) to mark the completion of structural work for its multi-million-pound refurbishment project.  The ‘Topping Out’ ceremony saw the patron for

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Wild Life in the Red

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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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