What’s On in May at The Keep Military Museum!

Come along to the Museum this May, with information below about the events we’re running this month!

Please note that the Museum will be closed on Saturday 6th of May for His Majesty King Charles III coronation. We will be open as usual on Sunday 7th of May, and for each of the bank holiday Mondays in May- the 1st, 8th, and 29th of May.

Dorchester Walking Festival: A Military Town- 21st of May

Dorchester has a long history as a military town. The Depot Barracks, home to the County Regiment and the adjacent Royal Artillery Barracks were located on the western side of the town, just a few hundred yards from the town centre.

On this walk with Brian Bates, local military Historian, you will visit many of the sites and hear many of the stories associated with Dorchester the military town. The tour finishes with entry to the Keep, with admission included in the tour price.

Purchase tickets here!

This event is part of The Dorchester Walking Festival, a 9-day event taking place from Saturday 13th May 2023 to Sunday 21st May during National Walking Month. For more information about walks around Dorchester, click here!

Old Comrades Coffee Morning- 24th of May, 10am-12:30pm

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Come along to the Devonshire and Dorsets Old Comrades coffee morning!

The coffee morning is held in the Library at the Keep Military Museum. There’s no need to buy a ticket to the museum to attend- just let our front desk volunteers know you’re here for the coffee morning and they will direct you.

A raffle is also held during each Old Comrades coffee morning, with the proceeds kindly donated to the Keep Military Museum.

If you have any questions please contact Flora Scott on admin@keepmilitarymuseum.org.

To learn more about the Devon and Dorset Regimental Association, click here!

The Wessex Military History Group Zoom Talk: The Battle of Agincourt- 24th May, 6pm

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The Wessex Military History Group meets via zoom and in person during the last week of every month.

May’s online Zoom talk is titled “The Battle of Agincourt”. The talk will describe the dynastic and political background and causes of the Hundred Years War, and describe the great English victories at Crecy in 1346 and Poitiers in 1356. It will explore the nature of warfare at the time, the weaponry and the make up of the English and French armies, before looking at King Henry V’s campaign of 1415 which culminated in the complete English victory at Agincourt, achieved against the odds.

Tickets are £5.00, and can be purchased by contacting group organiser James Porter on jameskrporter@aol.com, who will send a link to the zoom meeting to you.

For more information about the Wessex Military History Group’s zoom talk this month, click here!

The Wessex Military History Group In-Person Talk: The Dorset Soldier Who Won The First World War- 25th May, 6:30pm

May’s in person talk is titled “The Dorset Soldier Who Won The First World War”, and is held in The Keep Military Museum’s Library.

To purchase a ticket please contact James Porter on jameskrporter@aol.com. Tickets are available for purchase on the evening of the talk, but there is limiting seating in The Library, so please book ahead to avoid disappointment!

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