Dorset's history and archaeology is rich and varied. There are many ways to explore and enjoy the county's spectacular historic environment and achieve careful and sensitive development within it.

Information, advice and activities centered on archaeological finds

Information about Dorset's archaeology, historic buildings and landscapes

Highlight the local heritage that you value across Dorset
The Roman Town House in February 2021

Find out about the archives service and local studies library at the Dorset History Centre


Explore Dorset's past


Guided walks and events on archaeological themes.

Meet us at local venues to discuss your research or bring finds for identification.