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    Dorset History Centre

    Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1RP


    We can offer sessions on a range of topics, and a group visit to the archives can include a 'behind the scenes' tour (always a hit with students) to learn how we care for and protect the county's archives, and of course students can see historical documents first-hand.

    We offer a flexible learning service and have a wide variety of resources available for different school topics, all tied into local history. We can also deliver a variety of styles of sessions, each with their own slightly different focus and tied into your chosen curriculum topic as much as possible. These sessions vary in style, from an introduction to archival research, to sessions looking at the reliability of sources from the archive. We can also deliver sessions in schools, or provide copies of documents to supplement lessons. We are also continually updating and adding new 'Schools Resource Packs', so if you have any feedback or requests for future topics, please let us know!

    For more information on the different types of sessions available, or the engaging topics within the archives, please visit our website or contact Dorset History Centre.
    Museum/Heritage Centre
    • Pupil Ages:
    • 5-7 (KS1), 
    • 7-11 (KS2), 
    • 11-14 (KS3), 
    • 14-16 (KS4), 
    • 16-19 (KS5), 
    • 19+
    • Facilities:
    • Toilets, 
    • Dining Area, 
    • Parking, 
    • Coach Drop-off, 
    • Cloakroom, 
    • Disabled Access

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    Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1RP
    01305 250550

    Contact person

    Elliott Bailey
    01305 228917

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    Opening hours

    Opening hours

    Closed - Closed
    09:00 - 17:00
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    1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 09:00 - 16:30
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