Events

A view of the coastline from the summit of Golden Cap, at dawn. ©National Trust Images/David Noton

A view of the coastline from the summit of Golden Cap, at dawn. ©National Trust Images/David Noton

We run a varied programme of events from talks and coffee mornings to outings and even holidays.

We organise day trips to places of interest such as National Trust properties, other houses, gardens and places of historic importance as well as a number of social events including coffee mornings and our Christmas lunch.
Here is a list of our current events, click on each one for more detail.

Date/Time Event
21 September, 2017
2:30 pm
Event no. 17: “Picking Darcy’s Pocket” by Gordon Le Pard
St Aldhelm’s Centre, Weymouth
7 October, 2017
10:30 am
Event No. 18: Coffee Morning
St Andrews Church Rooms, Weymouth
10 October, 2017
2:00 pm
Event No. 19: Visit to two Arts and Crafts Churches guided by Gordon Le Pard
Church of St. Mary, Frampton Dorset
17 October, 2017
All Day
Event No. 20: Visit to Breamore House and Countryside Museum, near Fordingbridge
2 November, 2017
2:30 pm
Event No. 21: “The Origins of Genius: Edward Elgar and his Birthplace” by James Grasby, NT Curator
Brownsword Hall, Poundbury Dorset
18 November, 2017
2:30 pm
Event No. 22: AGM followed by... A Talk on “Clandon Park: the Fire & Future”
Brownsword Hall, Poundbury Dorset
30 November, 2017
2:30 pm
Event No. 23: “An Insight into the Operation of Weymouth Harbour” by Keith Howorth, Harbour Master
St Aldhelm’s Centre, Weymouth
5 December, 2017
12:00 pm
Event No. 24: Christmas Lunch at Weymouth Golf Club
Weymouth Golf Club, Weymouth
12 December, 2017
2:30 pm
Event No. 25: “A Slightly Alternative Christmas” by Bonny Sartin
Brownsword Hall, Poundbury Dorset
18 January, 2018
2:30 pm
Event No. 1: “A Year in the Country” by Colin Varndell
St Aldhelm’s Centre, Weymouth
22 February, 2018
2:30 pm
Event No. 2: “Roman Life in South Dorset” by John Smith
St Aldhelm’s Centre, Weymouth
6 March, 2018
11:15 am
Event No. 3: Visit to Museum of Jurassic Marine Life, Kimmeridge The Etches Collection
13 March, 2018
2:30 pm
Event No. 4: “Meet a Naval Officer of 1805, his Lady and a Descendant” by Roger & Barbara Glancefield
Brownsword Hall, Poundbury Dorset
20 March, 2018
All Day
Event No. 5: Visit to Compton Acres and the Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth
24 March, 2018
6:30 pm
Event No. 6: Supper Evening with Quiz
The Hendover Café (formerly Café Paninis), Dorchester Dorset

Have a look at Main National Trust Events in Dorset to see events organised directly by the National Trust.