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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 and 4.00pm on Saturdays.

We are open on the following Saturdays:


April: 1 and 15

May: 6 and 20

June: 3 and 17

July: 1 and 15

August: 5 and 19

September: 2 and 16

October: 7 and 21

November: 4 and 18

December: 2 and 16

Public holidays

We are closed on all public holidays.

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