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Lecture room hire

Located at Dorset History Centre in Dorchester, our lecture room is available for hire. Well-suited to meetings and talks, with the option for lecture (theatre), board room or cafe-style layout.

The room and facilities

The room can be set up in a boardroom, café or lecture layout. The room can accommodate 20 - 25 people in a boardroom or café style and up to 60 people in a theatre layout.

  • Refreshments: Please bring your own refreshments if you wish to have hot drinks. There is a hot water boiler and cold water dispenser fitted in the room. Disposable cups, holders and stirrers are all provided
  • Alternative refreshments are available elsewhere in the building: There is a vending machine in an adjacent room which has a range of fresh bean coffees, hot chocolate and tea. Cost is £1 per cup
  • IT and other equipment provided: The room has a ceiling mounted data projector and panel to dock a laptop, a large wall mounted screen and wall mounted audio speakers. Full instructions for connecting to the panel are displayed on the wall next to the panel
  • Internet access: two separate Wi-Fi networks (for both internal DCC users and external users)
  • Flip charts x 2


The room is available for hire within the History Centre's regular opening hours (plus Mondays): 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, or 9am-4.30pm on Saturdays. Evening hire on request.

Please contact us to check the availability of the lecture room.

Location and access

The Dorset History Centre is located in Dorchester, within easy reach of the town centre, bus stops and railway stations.

There is limited pay-and-display parking, including disabled parking bays, at the History Centre itself, with the Top o' Town car park less than 5 minutes walk.

The History Centre is fully accessible, and the lecture room is conveniently located on the ground floor.

Fees and charges

OptionsNormal rate per hourCharity rate per hour
Mon - Fri: 9am -5pm (minimum of two hour booking period)£10£7.50
Saturday - 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month£10£7.50
Saturday - when History Centre is closedAvailable on request 
EveningsAvailable on request 
Cancellation fee (less than three days notice)£15£15


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Dorset History Centre Lecture Room

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