Exhibitions In Dorset

Dorset packages many art galleries and museums and hosts an ample number of great exhibitions that distinguish it as a memorable tourist destination for visitors that love exhibitions. Featuring relics dating thousands of years into history as well as artworks by renowned traditional and contemporary artists, Dorset exhibitions are going to illuminate your trip with awe. All aspects of arts are accounted for in the exhibitions, sculpting, painting, handcraft, literature, and photography included.

Find out more about exhibitions in Dorset, their dates and venues, by simply contacting Seek South West information centres in Dorset.



The third edition of the Tank Museum’s model exhibition TANKMOD, will be held on 7 October, 2017. From military models and motor racing cars to planes and boats, there will be loads to see and if you are really interested in creating your own scale model, there will be volunteer modellers on hand to advise you on how to get it done. It really is a priceless opportunity to learn valuable tips and tricks for making your own miniature.

Phone: +44 01929 405096

Address: The Tank Museum, Bovington, WAREHAM, Dorset, BH20 6JG

Enchanted Floodlit Gardens, Abbotsbury

Stroll the paths around the ‘Long Walk’, the lily ponds, and the Pavilion at the Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens as the annual illuminations brighten up the place with gorgeous lights and colours. You can take a shorter route which is also perfect for wheelchairs. Look out for the stunning old wall for the Pavilion that will be lit by the candles burning in its every nook and cranny. The exhibition will be open until 8.30pm from 12 to 29 October, 2017.

Phone: +44 01305 871387

Address: Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens, Bullers Way, Abbotsbury, Dorset, DT3 4LA


Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival

From 14 to 21 October, the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival will be on, featuring a rich mix of international, national, and regional arts. There will be diverse music, literature, spoken word, visual arts, performance, theatre, film, and dance. From the more traditional places to unexpected ones, the festival will be held across some of the best spaces Bournemouth has to offer. With over 50 events in store for visitors, there will be more than enough to see.

Phone: 01202 451734

Address: Various locations, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 1LG

King Tut’s Treasure Hunt

Happening from 21 to 29 October 2017 at The Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester, King Tut’s Treasure Hunt is sure to get you working your brain to solve the puzzle of the ancient pharaoh’s missing tomb and its priceless treasure. There is ramp/level access and guide dogs are permitted.

Phone: 01305 269571

Address: The Tutankhamun Exhibition, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UW

Great Reindeer Hunt

From 14 November 2017 to 4 January 2018, you stand a chance to win a bear if you are able to help Edward Bear find Santa’s missing reindeer. While you’re at it, be sure to explore the impressive collection of bears from the last century.

Address: Teddy Bear Museum, Eastgate, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1JU

3 SSW top tips to visiting exhibitions in Dorset

  1. Take a torch and sensible footwear to the Enchanted Floodlit Gardens exhibition.
  2. Attend an exhibition on a weekday to avoid too much of a crowd.
  3. Don’t park too close to the venue so you can get out easily.