At Dorset History Centre we are very fortunate to have secured funding for projects that enhance access to our collections. Projects have included cataloguing, digitisation, preservation and education work.
Projects are often undertaken in collaboration with partner organisations, and with the assistance of knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers. We also offer support for community projects.
Unlocking the archive of the Bankes family of Kingston Lacy
Work is underway on a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to support the discovery of this internationally significant archive.
Borough of Poole Council collections
A generous grant means that Poole's historic archive of more than 1,600 boxes of parchment and paper covering 800 years can be catalogued.
World War One
Dorset History Centre holds many records which reflect the impact of the First World War both at home and on the front line. During the centenary we are sharing the stories of ordinary men and women of Dorset.
The Herbert Collection
A huge collection of delicate photographs is now being preserved at Dorset History Centre.
Archiving the arts
The Dorset History Centre is taking part in Archiving the Arts, a national strategy to collect and preserve the records of artists.
The Cooper Dean collection
The Cooper Dean archive, which provides insight into the history of Bournemouth, is now fully catalogued and free to access at Dorset History Centre.
Cyril Diver's ecological study of Studland
The Cyril Diver collection held at the Dorset History Centre contains the documents from Diver's ecological study of the Studland peninsular.
Free Time: now and then
Free Time was an exciting heritage project in Dorchester, conducted by Digital:works, aimed at discovering more about the changing face of playtime.