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What Dorset History Centre does

Dorset History Centre is dedicated to preserving, sharing and celebrating the rich heritage of Dorset.

Who are we?

Dorset History Centre brings together two services - the Dorset Record Office and Dorset County Local Studies Library:

Dorset History Centre houses the archives of Dorset ranging from Council records to personal collections, search our online catalogue or contact us to find out more. For books, pamphlets and other publications, search the Local Studies Library catalogue.

What do we do?

  • collect, preserve and make documents available to view; these include paper, parchment and printed documents as well as audio-visual material and digital records
  • care for, and carry out conservation work on documents if necessary
  • provide copies of documents, including high quality prints
  • support projects relating to history and heritage in Dorset

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