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Dorset History Centre is the archives service and local studies library for Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole.
We house Dorset's local archives - from council records to personal collections.


#OnThisDay in 1907, the first wedding was held at the newly competed St Stephen's Church on the Kingston Lacy estat……

Opening hours

Dorset History Centre is open 9am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday and 9am to 4:30pm on the first and third Saturday of each month.