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.
Photo credit: Wessex Archaeology

Information, advice and activities centred on archaeological finds
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Information about Dorset's archaeology, historic buildings and landscapes
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Dorset's rich heritage of historic buildings and scenic villages contributes to the county's unique…
The Roman Town House in February 2021

Discover Roman Dorchester in the grounds of County Hall

 

Explore Dorset's past

events

An annual series of guided walks and events on archaeological themes.
identifying-finds

Found something interesting? Contact your Finds Liaison Officer for identification and recording.