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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 centred on archaeological finds
Information about Dorset's archaeology, historic buildings and landscapes
Dorset's rich heritage of historic buildings and scenic villages contributes to the county's unique…
Read and comment on our draft Forward Plan for the Historic Environment Record 2021-2025
Dorset has a rich variety of historic towns, each with its own special character and story. Explore our surveys.
Where to go for information and advice on your project or application.
Find out about opportunities for volunteering with the historic environment team.
Find out about national and local efforts to reduce and investigate heritage crime
An annual series of guided walks and events on archaeological themes.
Found something interesting? Contact your Finds Liaison Officer for identification and recording.
Take a trip back into the past with a visit to one of Dorset's many museums
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