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All the fun of a Victorian Fayre at the Dorset County Museum

PUBLISHED: 14:49 09 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:49 09 February 2015

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The Dorset County Museum will be hosting a Victorian Fayre on Sunday 22 February from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

This fundraising event is free and offers members of the public an afternoon of live demonstrations, entertainment and stalls.

Children and adults will experience a whole range of activities which will include learning about life in Victorian times from classroom lessons reciting Dorset dialect words to traditional rural crafts. There will be demonstrations of Dorset buttons, making bonnets, perfumery and net making. A variety of stalls will include Victorian children’s toys and popular parlour games. There will also be a Victorian Tea as well as a raffle and quiz.

Tim Laycock, well-known folk musician, actor and storyteller and other performers will provide traditional singing, music, dance and poetry reading throughout the afternoon.

The funds raised from the fayre will go towards the refurbishment of the Museum’s William Barnes collection and gallery which is dedicated to Dorset’s greatest dialect poet.

WBattens Charitable Trust are has sponsoring this event.

For more information please Tel: 01305 262735 or visit our website at www.dorsetcountymuseum.org.

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