Exhibitions in Dorset

Details of exhibitions in Dorset, UK can be found in this section of the Visit Dorset website.

    12 Oct

    Station Road, Semley, SP7 9AN

    12/10/2018 To 13/10/2018

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    Vintage and antique fabrics, haberdashery, eiderdowns, quilts, sheets, linens, lace, threads and more will be filling Dairy House on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th October from 10am to 5pm.

    Part of our ground floor will be filled with some wonderful stalls, whilst other textiles will be spread throughout the shop.

    So, if fabric is your ‘thing’ then come along, and tell your friends!

    03 Nov

    The Swanage School, High St, Swanage BH19 2PH

    03/11/2018 To 03/11/2018

    11:00 am To 4:00 pm

    Litter Free Coast and Sea will be launching several initiatives from their Swanage campaign ‘Love our beach’ at this event with additional information and interactive model.

    Celebrating the wonderful local environment of Swanage, the event will bring together groups and organisations working locally. There will be information and opportunities for Swanage residents to find out how to get involved in looking after their environment and also discovering more ways to enjoy it!

    We look forward to seeing you there!


    Stalls, Displays, games and exhibits

    • Display of artwork by local children
    • Litter Free Coast and Sea – interactive exhibit, fun quiz, children’s’ activities and project launch.
    • Litter Free Purbeck – stand with information and quiz – they will be carrying out a litter pick on the day also.
    • Wessex Water – stand and a local area litter pick with staff volunteers.
    • Stepping into Nature – information stand
    • Greengage – local Dorset Wildlife Trust project with a plant sale.
    • Swanage Pier-stand and activity TBC
    • Slideshow exhibit of local photography from local contributors.


    • Food available from local company The Saltpig.
    • Free refreshments – teas, coffees and biscuits.
    19 May

    Queen Elizabeth's School, Blandford Road, Wimborne Minster, Dorset, BH21 4DT

    19/05/2018 To 19/05/2018

    9:00 am To 3:30 pm

    A must-see event for anybody interested in the diversity of small plants, this competitive show is full of surprises. It is run by the Alpine Garden Society, show-casing mountain plants, small herbaceous plants, dwarf shrubs and bulbs. The plant fair will be attended by specialist alpine and non-alpine nurseries bringing plants suitable for most sites: Aberconwy Nursery (Colwyn Bay, Clwyd), Copton Ash (Faversham, Kent), Hartside Nursery (Alston, Cumbria), Kevin Hughes Plants (Middle Woodford, Wilts), Leesa’s Alpines (Birdham, Chichester), Marina Plants (Lymington, Hants), Parham Bungalow Plants (Market Lavington, Devizes), Potterton’s Nursery (Nettleton, Lincs), Tale Valley Nursery (Cullompton, Devon), The Mead Nursery (Brokerswood, Wilts), Thuya Alpine Nursery (Hartpury, Glos). They will be happy to take orders in advance and bring plants for you as well as giving cultivation advice. There is a Plant Forum to give you ideas, photographic display and opportunity for plant photography.  Come early for the plant sales and enjoy our home-baked cakes, hot and cold drinks and light lunches.  Admission £3.00, AGS members and children free.  Free parking.

    05 May

    allendale centre, hanham road, wimborne, BH21 1AS

    05/05/2018 To 05/05/2018

    10:00 am To 4:00 pm


    Dorset Team Spring Fair

    Saturday 5th May 2018

    10am – 4pm

    Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne BH21 1AS

    Entry to the fair is FREE


    The Dorset Team, a group of local makers and sellers, will be heading to the Allendale Centre in Wimborne on Saturday 5th May for their Spring Fair.

    The fair will feature 60 stalls by local design-makers, vintage sellers and craft suppliers. There will be something for everyone and every budget. This is a fantastic way to buy some unique products and gifts whilst supporting local independent artists, artisans and sellers.

    For more information and to see sneak previews from our stallholders, please see our Facebook event page: http://facebook.com/events/282450382285845/

    18 Feb

    Upton Country Park, Poole, BH17 7BJ

    18/02/2018 To 18/02/2018

    11:00 am To 3:00 pm

    Historic Upton house open its doors to showcase this amazing wedding venue, with leading local suppliers from the industry on hand. Watch the bridal fashion show and chat to the Events Team and expert suppliers about your special day. Don’t forget to pick up your complimentary glass of Bucks Fizz!

    11am – 3pm, Upton House

    Just £1 entry, accompanied children go free.

    01 Nov

    The Workhouse Chapel, Bath Rd, Sturminster Newton, DORSET, DT10 1DS

    01/11/2017 To 31/12/2017

    10:30 am To 4:30 pm

    In November and December each year the Workhouse Chapel in Sturminster Newton becomes the most wonderful Christmas shopping venue – a selling exhibition of hand-crafted work from over 60 of the West Country’s finest makers and artists plus one or two from further afield. This is definitely not the average craft show!

    Browse amongst the most tempting of treats – you will surely want to buy a present for yourself as well as unique and beautiful things for those you love!

    Jewellery and lovely scarves for the ladies – silver cufflinks, leather belts and hats, metalwork and handmade boxes for the men –  artwork to adorn your walls – sculpture and ceramics – hand made baskets  – and so much more.

    A gallery to rival all others, just not at ‘gallery’ prices!

    If it all becomes too much,  put your feet up by the roaring log fire and enjoy a glass/cup of something warm and reviving whilst admiring the architecture.  Then just carry on shopping once you’ve got your strength back….

    We promise you a shopping experience like no other – and one we hope you will want to shout about.  Tell all your friends; better still, bring them along

    10 Feb

    Hamworthy Club, Magna Road, Dorset BH21 3AP

    10/02/2018 To 11/02/2018

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    Bournemouth Model Railway Exhibition 2017   –  10th & 11th February 2018

    The Hamworthy Club Magna Road, BH21 3AP – PLEASE NOTE that this is between Bournemouth and Wimborne NOT Hamworthy Poole!

    What we guarantee….
    Layouts in most, if not all, popular gauges with modelling covering all eras, European and American scenarios with steam and Diesel Locomotives.
    Mature and layouts in progress on display.
    Extensive trade support from across the UK: scenics; vehicles; electronics; track; rolling stock; tools, etc.

    Open:  Saturday 10:00 – 17:00  &  Sunday 10:00 – 16:00

    Adults £5.00  –  Kids go FREE (under 15)

    AT LEAST £1.00 from each entry to “Cash 4 Kids” Charity