Posts Tagged ‘exhibition’

Dorchester’s Stadium Roundabout

July 13, 2010

Stadium Roundabout, Dorchester (large version)

As part of the Weymouth Relief Road scheme, a £1m contribution from the Department for Transport was secured towards the Highways Agency’s improvements to the A35 Stadium Roundabout in Dorchester.

The Highways Agency is holding an exhibition in Dorchester this week for residents to find out more about the scheme, which is due to start in September.

Representatives from the Highways Agency will be available to discuss the scheme and answer questions between 9am and 9pm on Thursday July 15 at Dorchester Football Club.

Read more from the Highways Agency.

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Amazing response

March 25, 2010

Archaeology exhibition (large version)

We were amazed at the public response to the recent archaeology exhibition, 7,131 people came through the doors to have a look at the finds from the relief road.

Another 251 people attended the archaeological day school.

If you were unable to get to the Weymouth Pavilion, information about the archaeology from the site is available online. The picture slideshow that was on display at the exhbition is also available on our website.

Burial pit – 3D

March 23, 2010

Avatar, Alice in Wonderland, and now the relief road burial pit – in 3D!

Oxford Archaeology has pieced together photos of the Ridgeway mass grave to create this 3D image.

At the current exhibition, which ends at 8pm tonight, you can put on 3D specs and see the gruesome discovery.

Oxford Archaeology on why Southdown Ridge is so special

March 23, 2010

We spoke to Vix Hughes from Oxford Archaeology at the exhibition in Weymouth to find out more about the significance of the Iron Age settlement discovered at Southdown Ridge.

Vix was in charge of the Southdown excavation, which took place last summer.

Sunday success

March 21, 2010

Archaeology exhibition (large version)

We’ve had an amazing response to the archaeological exhibition at the Weymouth Pavilion Ocean Room – with over 1,500 people through the doors already!

Today the exhibition is open until 5pm. Monday and Tuesday the exhibition is open from 9am until 8pm.

If you can’t get along to the Ocean Room the exhibition handout is available online, and we’ll put some more bits on during the next two days.

Archaeology day school

March 16, 2010

Working on Southdown Ridge excavation (large version)

Spaces are still available on the Weymouth Relief Road archaeology day school this Saturday, 20 March.

Tickets cost £12, and the day includes presentations by Oxford Archaeology, Wessex Archaeology and Dorset County Museum, as well as having access to the exhibition.

To book a space call Dorset County Council senior archaeologist Claire Pinder on 01305 224921, you will then be able to pick your ticket up on the door.

Limited space – over 200 tickets sold so far!

If you don’t book, you can’t come in!

Archaeology exhibition

March 1, 2010

One of the sites excavated: Ridgeway burial pit (large version)

Archaeological finds from the relief road will be going on display at Weymouth Pavilion’s Ocean Room this month:

  • Sunday 21 March, 10am-5pm
  • Monday 22 March, 9am-8pm
  • Tuesday 23 March, 9am-8pm

Finds on display will include ancient bones, Iron Age pottery, shale jewellery and many other artefacts from the site.

Archaeology enthusiasts may also like to attend a ticketed Day School on Saturday 20 March.

Read more about the events.


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