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Opening hours for the Dorset History Centre

Dorset History Centre is open Tuesday to Friday and the first and third Saturday of the month.

To make the most of your visit, you may like to look at our guide to planning your visit.

DayOpening hours
Tuesday to Friday9am to 5pm


(every first and third Saturday of the month)

9am to 4.30pm
Sunday/Public HolidaysClosed

Requests to view original documents from the repository can be made during the hours indicated above. Retrieval usually takes around 10-15 minutes.

Documents are not produced after 4.30pm on weekdays.

Saturday opening

Please contact us to pre-order any original documents you would like to view 48 hours in advance of your visit. 

Further documents may be ordered on the day but retrieval times may vary. 

Document production will cease between 12:30 and 2pm. Last requests for documents will be taken at 3:45pm.  

We are open on the following Saturdays:


March: 3 and 17

April: 7 and 21

May: 5 and 19

June: 2 and 16

July: 7 and 21

August: 4 and 18

September: 1 and 15

October: 6 and 20

November: 3 and 17

December: 1 and 15

Public holidays

We are closed on all public holidays.

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