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DHC repository

Depositing documents

We can make your Dorset records available for research and preserve them for generations.

Volunteer Cat


Do you have a passion for history? There are a range of roles offered at the History Centre.

Kingston Lacy volunteers visit - looking through Dame Mary's account book

Community projects

We support the work of groups that promote local history, or preserve the memories of Dorset people.

Quarter Sessions rolls 1759 QS

Supporting Dorset's archives

Help our work to preserve Dorset's heritage by supporting Dorset Archives Trust.