Dorset County Museum archaeology gallery, 2015 onwards, named 'Ancient Dorset'

This page describes the gallery as replanned in 2015. As the page is not yet finished, it may contain omissions and inconsistencies. For the old layout, which is no more, follow this link.

Plan of gallery with display cases numbered


1 Lower Palaeolithic, 2 Upper Palaeolithic, 3 Mesolithic
a relief map
4 5 6 7 8 Neolithic
9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Bronze Age
b Maiden Castle model and video
18 19 Maiden Castle
20 Gussage All Saints
21 22 Iron Age (IA) metalwork
c Maiden Castle 'war cemetery' burials
23 Whitcombe Warrior burial
24 Iron Age mirror etc.
25 Iron Age anchor etc.
26 Romano-British (RB): includes milestone, and Whitcombe Rider
d Tableau of Roman house interior: two stone columns, probably from Dorchester Roman Town House (Colliton Park);
27 RB metalwork
28 RB, including Norden finds: sawn and polished Purbeck Marble, mortars of Purbeck Marble (not Burr-stone as the label may seem to imply) and pestle (not this one)
29 RB, including large mortar from Dewlish and two loomweights from Bucknowle
30 RB, not stone
31 RB, including (non-Purbeck) marble figurine base
32 RB, including sandstone roof finial, section of mosaic from Dewlish, and Southwell mortar
33 RB, including stone pillar from Dorchester Roman Town House (Colliton Park); 9 stone roof-slabs from the same Town House; mosaic roundel of a sea-god from Hemsworth; mortar in 3 pieces, still to be documented
34 Saxon period
35 Viking period (tableau of Ridgeway mass grave)
36 Late Saxon/Norman

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