Wicked Wessex Objects on Tour

Wicked Wessex Objects on Tour Courtesy of Dorset County Museum

Saturday, April 20, 2019 to Saturday, July 6, 2019

Booking: No booking required.
Cost: Normal admission charges apply.

Our four partner museums have chosen objects that tell stories of the region’s ‘wicked’ past – from grim and gruesome to strange and shocking! The objects will be displayed at each site in turn until October 2019.

For this part of the tour programme, the museum will be showing a maquette for the Martyrs by Elisabeth Frink. The maquette is a miniature version of the haunting martyrs' memorial that stands in Dorchester on the site where the town gallows were located. Many hundreds of people were killed on Dorchester's gallows during the 1500's and 1600's.

Watch out for other Wicked Wessex objects at Dorset County MuseumPoole Museum and Wiltshire Museum when you visit.

The Wicked Wessex Objects on Tour schedule is as follows:

 

20 April – 6 July 2019

Dorset County Museum – Scold’s Bridle from The Salisbury Museum

Poole Museum – Bellarmine Witch Bottle from Wiltshire Museum

The Salisbury Museum – Martyrs Maquette from Dorset County Museum

Wiltshire Museum – Cat o’ Nine Tails from Poole Museum

 

20 July – 5 October 2019

Dorset County Museum – Cat o’Nine Tails from Poole Museum

Poole Museum – Scold’s Bridle from The Salisbury Museum

The Salisbury Museum – Bellarmine Witch Bottle from Wiltshire Museum

Wiltshire Museum – Martyrs Maquette from Dorset County Museum