ONE of Dorset's most unusual attractions is heading east – for one day only.

The Giant Inflatable Museum will pop up – literally – in Blandford this Saturday, February 15.

Between 11am and 3pm, visitors will be able to learn about real objects from the Dorset Museum's extensive collection.

Curators say those who come along for the day can dress up, learn about Dorset's history and take part in a range of craft activities.

The inflatable museum has previously visited Dorchester, Portland, Weymouth and Stalbridge.

This weekend, it'll be on show at the Corn Exchange.

Admission is free.

Emma Talbot, head of learning at Dorset Museum said: “The team are really excited to take our amazing inflatable museum to Blandford.

"We have been overwhelmed by the number of visitors and families across Dorset who have engaged with the tour so far.

"It’s a great opportunity to explore our collection of archaeology, natural history, social history and fossils."

The inflatable museum was commissioned after the Dorset Museum closed in October 2018 for a two-year multimillion pound redevelopment. It will reopen this summer.

Its blow-up replica has attracted hundreds of visitors.

Blandford has its own museum in the town centre. Among its collection is four objects on loan from the Dorset Museum, including items created by Blandford-born artist and sculptor Alfred Stevens and a George II longcase clock made by John Spinney of Blandford.