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

Improvement works at Dorset History Centre - September 2019

From Tuesday 2 September to Friday 27 September 2019 there will be restricted access to original archives in the searchroom. Please order documents in advance from the Dorset History Centre catalogue as this way, we can guarantee access. The centre will be open as usual on Saturday 7 and 21 September. Find out more information on the improvement works and how they will affect access to the centre.

Opening hours

Dorset History Centre is open 9am to 5pm Tuesday to Friday and 9am to 4:30pm on the first and third Saturday of each month.

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