Dorset’s Treasure House – Dorset County Museum

Dorset County Museum and Library was founded on 15 October 1845 for the purpose of saving and protecting the natural history and archaeology of Dorset at a time when important historic sites such as Roman Poundbury and Maumbury Rings were threatened by industrial progress. Instrumental in its development were the Dorset dialect poet William Barnes and the vicar of Fordington, Reverend Henry Moule, whose son Henry Joseph Moule later became the museum’s first curator in 1883.

For the full article see Dorset’s Treasure House – Dorset County Museum

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