Capacity

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

See a 360 view of our lecture room.

Access

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

IT and other equipment

The room includes:

  • wi-fi
  • hearing LOOP system
  • HDMI link to TV screen suitable for use by external organisations
  • 98" TV screen
  • Microsoft Teams access
  • wall mounted audio speakers
  • 2 flip charts and pens

Refreshments

You'll need to bring your own refreshments, such as tea bags, coffee and milk.

Refreshment facilities include:

  • a hot water boiler installed in the room
  • access to a cold water dispenser in the adjoining room
  • disposable cups, holders and stirrers
  • a vending machine with fresh bean coffees, hot chocolate and tea at £2 per cup


Hire costs

Weekdays

You can hire the room between 9am and 5pm. We have a minimum booking of 2 hours. 

It costs £16 an hour, or £13 an hour if you're a charity. 

Saturdays

We are open on the first Saturday of every month.

You can hire the room between 9am and 4.30pm. We have a minimum booking of 2 hours. 

It costs £16 an hour, or £13 an hour if you're a charity. We also charge an admin fee for Saturday bookings.

Outside of our opening hours

If you'd like to hire the room in the evening or on a Saturday when we're closed, contact us to request this.

You can check our opening hours.

Cancellations

If you need to cancel, give us as much notice as possible.

You will be charged a £20 cancellation fee if you give less than 3 days notice. 

Make a booking

Contact us to check the availability of the lecture room or make a request.

Dorset History Centre reception

Email: dhcreception@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
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