Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:18/03/2020

Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic Dorman Museum and Dressers Tea Room will be closed for the foreseeable future.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but the health of our residents and staff, especially the vulnerable is of paramount importance and we must do everything we can to slow the spread of Coronavirus.

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The Dorman Museum aims to create a learning environment that inspires confidence, enjoyment, understanding and a desire to return, by providing a range of opportunities for a wide cross section of people regardless of age, background or ability.

The Museum has 8 permanent display galleries and 1 changing exhibition spaces on two floors. Small exhibitions also take place within the ground floor corridor. Access to the upper floor is by the main staircase or lift.

Our galleries offer diverse themes from local history to astronomy. A large purpose built education suite, archive/resource center and on site store have also been added to the original building.

There are male, female and disabled toilets with baby changing facilities, full disabled access throughout and additional facilities such as café and gift shop.

If you have any queries during your visit, the main Reception Desk is located on the ground floor near the main entrance.

The Nelson Room

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