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History and heritage

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.


Roman Town House

The only example of a fully exposed roman town house in the country. Free visits and tours.

Photo credit: Wessex Archaeology

Finding Dorset

Information, advice and activities centred on archaeological finds. HER Volunteering.


Historic Environment Record

HER is a record of all aspects of the historic environment of the county.


Historic buildings

Dorset's rich heritage of historic buildings and scenic villages contributes to the county's unique…


Explore Dorset's past


Dorset Archaeological Days

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


Finding Dorset

Found something interesting? Bring it along to a finds identification 'surgery' for identification…


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