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COVID-19 IMPORTANT NOTICE: The good news is that many of our attractions are opening up again. Owing to the Coronavirus outbreak and social distancing rules, some of them will have changed their opening times and may have altered some elements of the entertainment and events they offer, as well as requiring advance booking. Please check with each individual attraction before visiting.

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

Shire Hall Dorset courtroom
Shire Hall Dorset courtroom
Shire Hall jail rooms
Map of Dorchester and surrounding area
Outside Shire Hall in Dorchester
Shire Hall courthouse
Shire Hall Dorset courtroomShire Hall jail roomsMap of Dorchester and surrounding areaOutside Shire Hall in DorchesterShire Hall courthouse

You cannot pigeon-hole the experience of visiting Shire Hall!

01305 261849

Open seven days a week from 10am to 4pm. Check the website for further information.

High West Street, Dorchester DT1 1UY.

Forget everything you think you know about museums! Here, history is brought to life through hidden trails, interactive and much more.

Enjoy homemade lunch or cake in the café, and browse the lovely, quirky gift shop. Visiting here will surprise and delight you!

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