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Help shape our plans


We are planning a major project to extend our storage space and encourage use of the records. Take part in the survey to help shape our plans. Plus, you can enter into a prize draw with a chance of winning a £50 shopping voucher!
Warning
Our lift will be out of use for 3 weeks from 28 November 2022 for maintenance.  Some collections will not be accessible during this time. If you are planning a visit, contact us so we can tell you if the collections you wish to use will be affected by the work.

... a thousand years, a million stories

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