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... 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.

We are open

We are open to the public on a limited basis, with access to original documents and microfilm. There is no access to public computers. You will need to make an appointment before visiting us, by emailing archives@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

We have carefully risk assessed the public spaces and the procedures necessary to keep both staff and visitors safe.  

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