Visit the History Centre
Details of our opening times, how to find us, what you will need to bring and the facilities that are available.
Visit the Dorset History Centre
Anyone can visit the Dorset History Centre to carry out research, free of charge.
New opening hours
Changes to our Saturday opening hours.
Where to find us
Our address and postcode, and a map.
How to contact the Dorset History Centre by email, telephone or post.
Planning your visit
A guide to what you will need for your visit, and what you can expect when you arrive.
County Archive Research Network (CARN) cards
The Dorset History Centre is part of the County Archive Research Network (CARN). All visitors will need a CARN reader's ticket to make full use of the sources held at the Dorset History Centre.