“A landmark

destination for the arts.”

Beyond the canvas and sculptures

The Sherborne is home to the nationally significant Thornhill Mural and a landmark new destination for the arts. Beyond the canvas and sculptures, it offers versatile spaces for events, private hire, and flexible working, a restaurant and bar championing a locally sourced British menu, and a carefully curated shop showcasing artisanal creators and makers.

Freely open to all and ensuring accessibility and inclusivity for all ages and backgrounds, The Sherborne will be an integral part of the local community.

The Sherborne House Trust is an independent charitable trust (1179440). It relies on a dedicated team of volunteers, and all proceeds from the generous support of individuals, membership, hospitality, retail, and events support the arts programme and continued preservation of the historic house, gardens and Thornhill Mural.



In addition to carefully curated exhibitions, The Sherborne offers an ever-changing, interactive and engaging arts events and activities programme, collaborating with schools and academic institutions across the region.


The Sherborne is not just about appreciation; we encourage active participation and are equipped to host various events, from cultural events and cinema screenings to live music recitals, literary talks, and art house films.


The Sherborne shop is a curated space filled with handcrafted treasures, seasonal gifts, and everyday indulgences, showcasing the very best of Dorset alongside sustainable brands.

Eat & Drink

Beyond the canvas and sculptures, The Sherborne has a restaurant and bar championing a locally sourced British menu.

Versatile Spaces

The Sherborne’s versatile spaces are available for private hire. They offer a picturesque setting for parties, conferences, and weddings. Desks can be hired regularly or ad hoc in our flexible workspaces across the top floor.

The Mural

The Sherborne is home to the nationally significant Thornhill Mural. View and learn about this iconic Baroque mural by Sir James Thornhill, the renowned artist behind the dome at St Paul’s Cathedral.


The Sherborne

Our landmark venue in the heart of Dorset will inspire a community for generations to come—an inclusive arts and events space where you become the story.

From intimate gatherings to large-scale corporate events. Whatever your occasion, we can cater for your needs, offer quality hospitality, and make your visit memorable. Our stunning space, your blank canvas.

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