Dorset - Ghost Hunt Events - 2022

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Ghost Hunt at Dorchester Double
Venue: The Keep · Location: Dorchester, Dorset
Date: 17th September 2022 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Dorchester Double
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
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Over 16s only

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The Keep Military Museum in Dorchester. Dorset was completed in 1879, it was designed to resemble a Norman Castle, and is built of Portland stone which gives it a white appearance.

The Keep was originally the gatehouse for the Depot Barracks of the Dorsetshire Regiment as well as the County Armoury.

At the basement of the structure are guardhouse and prisoners cells, one of the three cells remains today.

The Depot Barracks were the administrative centre for the Dorsetshire Regiment and its centre for recruitment and training. The Depot carried out this function between 1879 and 1958 with only one break. This was during World War Two when the barracks was used by the 701st Ordnance Light Maintenance Company and the 1st Quartermaster Company of the American Armed Forces.


Date: 17th September 2022

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 12
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)

Ghost Hunt at Shire Hall and The Keep (Sept)
Venue: Shire Hall Courthouse · Location: Dorchester, Dorset
Date: 17th September 2022 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £45 Per Person

Shire Hall and The Keep (Sept)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 16s only
Over 16s only

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Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum in Dorchester, Dorset was Dorset's courthouse from 1797 until 1955. Through that time, it saw everything from the 1834 trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs to the 1856 domestic abuse case that inspired Thomas Hardy to write 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles', to victims of mesmerism, child perpetrators and American GIs tried during the Second World War.

Discover the depths of the cold, dark cells, before ascending to the dock. Stand in the dock of the famous courtroom, where famous novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was a magistrate from 1884 until 1919.

See where the Tolpuddle Martyrs were held before being brought to trial, thereby sparking the Trade Union movement.

After ending its life as a court in 1955, Shire Hall was used as offices for West Dorset District Council (previously the Rural District Council).


Date: 17th September 2022

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £45

Tickets Available: 12
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.

Ghost Hunt at Merley House (September)
Venue: Merley House · Location: Wimborne, Dorset
Date: 24th September 2022 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £40 Per Person

Merley House (September)
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Tea/Coffee provided for free
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Free car park on site
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Merley House in Wimborne, Dorset was built in 1756. Merley (originally spelt Myrle) was an ancient manor belonging to the Lords of Canford. In 1751, Ralph Willett purchased the estate and built the larger and much grander house we see today.

A walled garden was built to the North East of the house with an Orangery on the south side. This has survived to this day and used to be known as the Merley Bird Gardens, home to many exotic bird species. It is now the Orangery Suite.

In 1875 the whole estate was sold by auction but there is little information as to whom it was sold until it was bought by Ivor Guest, 1st Lord of Wimborne. In 1927, the MP for South Dorset, Angus Valdemar Hambro purchased the estate in a dilapidated condition, spending two years renovating it.

In 1939 the out break of war meant that the house was requisitioned by the War office. When they left in 1946 the house was again sold at auction. Now down to just 270 acres it was sold in 14 lots and the house was converted into flats.

During the 1960s a holiday park was started, by the present owners, to help finance the restoration of the house. The ground floor was opened to the public and contained a collection of model cars, lorries, airplanes, ships and train sets. Most recently the downstairs was restored again to create spacious and elegant areas.


Date: 24th September 2022

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40

Tickets Available: 14
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.

Ghost Hunt at Nothe Fort (October)
Venue: Nothe Fort · Location: Weymouth, Dorset
Date: 1st October 2022 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £49 Per Person

Nothe Fort (October)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
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Over 16s only

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Nothe Fort in Weymouth, Dorset is situated on the shore beside the northern breakwater of the ex-military Portland Harbour, and at the mouth of civilian Weymouth Harbour. Nothe Fort was built in 1872 to protect Portland's harbour, which was then becoming an important Royal Navy base. The fort played an important role in World War II, when the harbour was used as base by the British and American Navy.

In 1956, the fort was abandoned, and in 1961 it was purchased by the local council. It is now a museum and tourist attraction, featuring models, World War II memorabilia as well as original cannons and guns and British and American WWII vehicles.

Nothe Fort has always had a legendary ghostly whistling gunner and many people claim to have heard his eerie whistling in the Fort's extensive underground passageways. Tales of this phantom have been talked about for decades around Weymouth and the Fort affectionately has a passageway dedicated to him. Who this 'shade' actually is, is at this time, unknown.

A survey carried out in 2007 by The National Lottery discovered that the Fort was voted one of the spookiest locations in the UK; in fact staff members sometimes refuse to visit certain areas by themselves.


Date: 1st October 2022

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £49

Tickets Available: 12
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.

Ghost Hunt at Shire Hall Courthouse (November)
Venue: Shire Hall Courthouse · Location: Dorchester, Dorset
Date: 12th November 2022 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £40 Per Person

Shire Hall Courthouse (November)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 16s only
Over 16s only
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Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum in Dorchester, Dorset was Dorset's courthouse from 1797 until 1955. Through that time, it saw everything from the 1834 trial of the Tolpuddle Martyrs to the 1856 domestic abuse case that inspired Thomas Hardy to write 'Tess of the D'Urbervilles', to victims of mesmerism, child perpetrators and American GIs tried during the Second World War.

Discover the depths of the cold, dark cells, before ascending to the dock. Stand in the dock of the famous courtroom, where famous novelist and poet Thomas Hardy was a magistrate from 1884 until 1919.

See where the Tolpuddle Martyrs were held before being brought to trial, thereby sparking the Trade Union movement.

After ending its life as a court in 1955, Shire Hall was used as offices for West Dorset District Council (previously the Rural District Council).


Date: 12th November 2022

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40

Tickets Available: 20
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.

Ghost Hunt at Nothe Fort (November)
Venue: Nothe Fort · Location: Weymouth, Dorset
Date: 26th November 2022 · Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am · Tickets: £49 Per Person

Nothe Fort (November)
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Tea/Coffee provided for free
Free car park on site
Free car park on site
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Wear sensible sturdy footwear
Warm clothing advised
Warm clothing advised
Lots of Walking
Lots of Walking
Lots of Stairs
Lots of Stairs
Over 16s only
Over 16s only
VIP Tickets
VIP Tickets available - Read More

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Nothe Fort in Weymouth, Dorset is situated on the shore beside the northern breakwater of the ex-military Portland Harbour, and at the mouth of civilian Weymouth Harbour. Nothe Fort was built in 1872 to protect Portland's harbour, which was then becoming an important Royal Navy base. The fort played an important role in World War II, when the harbour was used as base by the British and American Navy.

In 1956, the fort was abandoned, and in 1961 it was purchased by the local council. It is now a museum and tourist attraction, featuring models, World War II memorabilia as well as original cannons and guns and British and American WWII vehicles.

Nothe Fort has always had a legendary ghostly whistling gunner and many people claim to have heard his eerie whistling in the Fort's extensive underground passageways. Tales of this phantom have been talked about for decades around Weymouth and the Fort affectionately has a passageway dedicated to him. Who this 'shade' actually is, is at this time, unknown.

A survey carried out in 2007 by The National Lottery discovered that the Fort was voted one of the spookiest locations in the UK; in fact staff members sometimes refuse to visit certain areas by themselves.


Date: 26th November 2022

Time: 8:00pm until 2:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £49

Tickets Available: 22
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)
Read previous customer Feedback/Testimonials from this location.

Ghost Hunt at Museum of East Dorset (December)
Venue: Museum of East Dorset · Location: Wimborne, Dorset
Date: 3rd December 2022 · Time: 7:00pm until 1:00am · Tickets: £40 Per Person

Museum of East Dorset (December)
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The Museum of East Dorset in Wimborne Minster, Dorset dates back to the 1500s. Formerly called The Priest's House Museum.

Hilda Coles inherited the ironmonger's business from her father, Tom Frank Coles, following his death in 1953. Seven years later she took the decision to close the shop and fulfil his long-held wish to turn the building, known as the Priest's House, into a museum. The museum opened on 31 July 1962.

The museum occupies a historic Grade II* listed building, a hall house dating from the late 16th or early 17th century.
Notable rooms are the 17th-century main hall and the 18th-century parlour and a 250 year old kitchen.
Mr Low's Victorian stationery shop (closed up for over 30 years) and the Coles' Ironmongers were both recreated from original shop stock.

John Bowdidge, a Gentleman, lived in the house between 1687 and 1695. Later the building was divided between several families. The front portion of the building was most likely used as a shop from the mid-1700s until 1960.

The outbuildings are Georgian, and the Tin Smith's and Forge are Victorian.

Ghostly Activity
Staff have heard noises and bangs when alone in the House. Books have impossibly 'jumped' off a book shelf! Along with a feeling of being watched. This museum has a lot of potential.


Date: 3rd December 2022

Time: 7:00pm until 1:00am
Ticket Price Per Person: £40

Tickets Available: 16
Minimum Guest Age: 16 years old.

Deposit payment available (£20 per person)


Events for Groups

Ghost Hunt Events can organise your Private overnight ghost hunt for your group. The maximum number of people will be determined by the venue.
Ghost Hunt Events will organise an unforgetable night which you'll be talking about long after the ghost hunt. You will go to a haunted location for an overnight ghost hunt.
Spend a night in a haunted Castle or Mansion? You watched the TV shows, now experience a real ghost hunt for yourself.

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