Dorset's history and archaeology is rich and varied. There are many ways to explore and enjoy the county's spectacular historic environment and achieve careful and sensitive development within it.
The only example of a fully exposed roman town house in the country. Free visits and tours.
Information, advice and activities centred on archaeological finds. HER Volunteering.
HER is a record of all aspects of the historic environment of the county.
Dorset's rich heritage of historic buildings and scenic villages contributes to the county's unique…
Dorset has a rich variety of historic towns, each with its own special character and story. Explore our surveys.
The popular view sees archaeologists as 'diggers' on excavations. Find out more.
From talks to finds identification and guided walks - view archaeological events and book your place
An annual series of guided walks and events on archaeological themes.
Found something interesting? Bring it along to a finds identification 'surgery' for identification…
Walk in the footsteps of everyday people who were tried and sentenced in the court and use the interactive multi-media guides to find out what happened to them.
Learn more about Trustees and how to become a member of Friends of Highcliffe Castle.
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