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.
Dorset History Centre has reopened
We are now open to the public on a limited basis, with access to original documents only. There is currently no access to microfilms or computers. You will need to make an appointment before visiting us, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We have carefully risk assessed the public spaces and the procedures necessary to keep both staff and visitors safe.