Free Fire Shows, Fireworks & Family Fun this November 5th 4 Nov 2015


IMPORTANT NOTICE! - posted 5 NovemberDue to the inclement weather a number of activities may not be able to take place for safety reasons. However the fireworks are still scheduled to go off at 8:00pmPoole Museum will also be open to the public this evening until 7:45pmWe apologise for any disappointment.

Pine Ridge awarded new Visit England Rose Award 26 Oct 2015


Congratulations to Jill Webber of Pine Ridge  who has received the new Visit England Award for excellent customer service.

Lighthouse launch public fundraising appeal 12 Oct 2015


Art that is from and for the place in which it is made is every bit as exciting and crucial as work being made and seen in London.

Students take over Poole’s Dolphin Shopping Centre for one night only 6 Oct 2015


Students across Poole and Bournemouth were treated to an evening of fun, games and exclusive offers at the Dolphin Shopping Centre’s annual student event.

Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents Ruddigore 2 Oct 2015


Bournemouth Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents Ruddigore 

Dudek on Deck at Poole Speedway 2 Oct 2015


Poole Speedway

Stormtroopers in Poole! 30 Sep 2015


Dolphin Centre, PooleSaturday 3 October

Egypt Closes Tutankhamun’s Tomb 30 Sep 2015


For many visitors to Egypt, it is one of the must see visits; to venture to Luxor's famous Valley of the Kings and witness one of the greatest Archaeological discoveries of the 20th Century – The Tomb of Tutankhamun. However, Egyptian authorities have taken the decision to close the tomb, one of Egypt’s most important archaeological sites, to the public from October 1st for restoration, with no scheduled date for reopening. At the same time Tutankhamun’s famous funerary mask is being taken off display in the Archaeological Museum in Cairo to undergo restoration work. Consequently the role of the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester takes on even greater significance, as it now becomes a unique place where visitors can experience the wonders of Tutankhamun’s Tomb and Treasures, without leaving the country.   Tim Batty from the Exhibition said “Now is a particularly auspicious time to visit the Tutankhamun Exhibition, in Dorchester. It is the beginning of the traditional archaeological ‘season’ in Egypt, where 93 years ago Howard Carter resumed his search for Tutankhamun’s tomb.” Within a matter of days of resuming this search, on the 4th November 1922, Carter found the first step of the entrance of a tomb. By the end of that month Carter had established that this actually was the lost tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun and unlike many other tombs it had lain largely undisturbed and not been pilfered by tomb robbers. The discovery was labelled as one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th Century. The Tutankhamun Exhibition accurately recreates this momentous discovery, complete with a reconstruction of the moment of break in, the Antechamber filled with golden treasures and also the burial chamber where Howard Carter can be seen raising the golden coffins. Complete with all the tomb furniture, treasures, and ‘smells’ of the tomb, the exhibition makes it possible to experience the wonder of discovery and enter the tomb just as Howard Carter did in 1922. Meticulously recreated, wherever possible, in their original materials, The Exhibition features some superb facsimiles of Tutankhamun’s greatest treasures including the gold Funerary Mask, the Harpooner and Anubis.  An exact anatomical recreation of Tutankhamun’s Mummy is also featured, which took over two years of research and experimentation to recreate, following x-rays and measurements of Tutankhamun's mummy.  The Tutankhamun Exhibition is open every day of the week all year round from 10am to 4pm. For more information go to www.tutankhamunexhibition.co.uk

 
 
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