DORSET County Museum’s huge inflatable museum has been entertaining families across the county - and the tour continues when it visits Blandford this Saturday.

Entry is free, and visitors will be able to learn about and handle real objects from the museum’s extensive collection. Creating memorable and inspiring learning experiences based on the history of Dorset, families can enjoy dressing up, learning about the collection and taking part in craft activities.

The fantastic inflatable replica has been a huge success attracting hundreds of visitors. In collaboration with Artsreach, the inflatable was created with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Manchester Museum. It aims to be an immersive learning environment designed to bring the wonder and curiosity of Dorset County Museum and its fascinating collections to communities while the Dorchester site undergoes its multi-million-pound redevelopment.

Emma Talbot, Head of Learning at Dorset County Museum said: “The team are really excited to take our amazing inflatable museum to Blandford. We have been overwhelmed by the number of visitors and families across Dorset who have engaged with the tour so far. It’s a great opportunity to explore our collection of archaeology, natural history, social history and fossils while the museum is closed.”

The fun filled pop-up museum will be at the Corn Exchange, Blandford on Saturday, February 15 from 11am-3pm.