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Get involved with Dorset History Centre

Deposit records, volunteer or find support for your project. However you choose to get involved with Dorset History Centre, we value your time and ideas.

  • Poole pottery colour schemes 1956 Depositing documents

    By donating or lending your records to the Dorset History Centre you can be sure they will be carefully looked after by skilled professionals.

  • Volunteer at work in searchroomVolunteers

    Volunteering at the Dorset History Centre is a rewarding way to learn about our work and meet new people.

  • Dorset History Centre repositories Supporting Dorset's archives - your help is vital

    There are several important ways in which you can help to preserve and make accessible our written heritage. These include contributing to the costs of storing archives, funding cataloguing or conservation or by joining our support organisation Dorset Archives Trust.

  • Dorset Archives Trust logo Dorset Archives Trust

    Dorset Archives Trust (formerly the Friends of Dorset Archives) is an independent charitable body who support the work of Dorset History Centre and the preservation and promotion of the county's written heritage in general.

  • History Centre display boards at Poole Library Community projects

    Dorset History Centre supports and works with many groups and societies on projects which promote local history, or help preserve the memories and experiences of Dorset people. Recently we have worked with groups as diverse as Umoja Arts, Windrose Rural Media Trust and Bournemouth People First.

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