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Where to find Dorset History Centre

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Dorset History Centre
Bridport Road
United Kingdom

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There are bus services to Dorchester from many parts of the county and Dorchester can be reached via the national coach network.

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Dorchester has two railway stations which run frequent services to Bristol, London, Poole and Bournemouth. Both stations are within 10-15 minutes walking distance of the Dorset History Centre.

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The Dorset History Centre has a secure and dry bicycle storage facility called a Bike Hangar at the front of the building for use by staff and visitors. Please ask at reception for a key.

Car parking

Limited car parking is available on the paved area at the rear of Dorset History Centre. This includes three disabled bays. All money raised is used to support services provided by the History Centre.

Pay and display charges 

Until 5 March 2018: 

  • up to 1 hour 60p
  • up to 2 hours £1
  • up to 3 hours £2
  • all day (7am to 7pm) £3.40
  • overnight (7pm to 7am) 50p

From 5 March 2018: 

up to 1 hour70p
up to 2 hours£1
up to 3 hours£2
up to 4 hours (no return)£3*

*Please speak to a member of staff if you are using Dorset History Centre for longer than 4 hours.

Charges apply Monday to Saturday from 8am until 6pm. Vehicles must be parked wholly within a marked parking bay. 

Please note that West Dorset Shoppers permits can not be used in our car park, as these are only valid in car parks run by West Dorset District Council.

The nearest public car park at Top o' Town has both long and short stay parking. The market car park (not available on Wednesdays) is a 10 minute walk from the History Centre. On Saturdays there are plenty of parking spaces available in the car park behind the centre.

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360 Dorset History Centre from Bridport Road

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