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At the Dorset Paranormal Research Team we consider it a privilege to be allowed into historic locations and businesses to conduct field and investigation work.
We pride ourselves on good ethics and practice in our paranormal research, and work closesly with every location to ensure a comfortable investigation is had by everyone involved.
Sherborne Museum | Sherborne
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The Infirmary | Weymouth
The Old Tea House | Dorchester
We are presently engaged in research at The Infirmary, now home of The Dorset Burger Company in King Street, Weymouth.
Owner Emma Cogan contacted the team after a number of potentially unexplained occurrences.
In recent years the building has been a nightclub, live music venue and the Royal British Legion. Historically it was the Weymouth and Dorsetshire Eye Infirmary between 1871 and 1935, changing its name to the Weymouth & Dorset County Royal Eye Infirmary in 1901.
Our report from an initial 6 month period of research is now available.
More information about The Infirmary can be found here.
Sherborne Museum sits in the historic market town of Sherborne to the northwest of the County and is formed out of three buildings connected historically with Sherborne Abbey.
The town of Sherborne is famous for its character and much untouched appearance, as well as its old and new castles and links with Sir Walter Raleigh.
We were contacted by curator Elizabeth Bletsoe and invited as the first team to conduct a nights research at this location.
More information about Sherborne Museum can be found here.
A visit to The Old Tea House is a must for anyone spending time in Dorset's County town of Dorchester.
The present building is thought to date back to 1635 and was possibly the former home of an Abbott.
It is privately owned and run by Debbie and Derek Dalley who welcomed our visit after a number of potentially unexplainable events over a long period of time.
We are still undergoing continued research of this location and plan to return for a second investigation later this year.
More information about The Old Tea House can be found here.
Leighton Art Gallery | Weymouth
Dorset artist Martin Leighton recently welcomed the team at his art gallery in Trinity Street, Weymouth.
Known as the old sail loft in recent history, Martin has occupied the the middle floor of the location with his art studio and gallery since 1993.
It is believed from our historical research that the property could date back to the mid 1700's, predating its later use by the Devenish brewing empire in the 19th and 20th century.
Before taking semi-retirement late last year and closing the gallery, Martin was keen for us to conduct some rational enquiry into the mysterious happenings witnessed by staff and visitors.