FREE science-based workshops are being held at a museum in Dorchester.

As part of a national project, Dorset Museum is offering schools free curriculum-linked workshops.

Aimed at Key Stage 2, pupils will gain a unique opportunity to learn about extraordinary hidden worlds, mini-beasts, habitats and adaptations.

Pupils will explore Dorset Museum’s hidden collection, discover how early scientists worked and develop their own scientific thinking. Inspired by Dorset Museum’s incredible collection pupils will also make their own nature journal to take away.

The natural world in the UK faces numerous challenges, and it requires collective efforts to find solutions.

In collaboration with The Natural History Museum, Dorset Museum is seeking the involvement of students to become experts in their local ecosystems, actively participate in observing and gathering new data, and take action through science to make a real difference.

During their visit to Dorset Museum, pupils will also get an opportunity to explore the Natural History Museum's 'Wildlife Photographer of the Year' exhibition currently on display until October 29.

This exhibition features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species, and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

For more information see or contact to book a workshop.