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IMPORTANT NOTICE: owing to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, many of our attractions will have changed their opening times, or closed altogether. Please check with each individual attraction before visiting. We are in the process of updating the events listings on this website too, but we advise that those wishing to attend an event in the coming weeks and months checks with the attraction before travelling.

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

Daily, 10am – 4pm. Please check the website for further details.

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!

£1 off per adult and £4 off a family ticket.
Valid for the 2020 season.

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31jan1:00 pm- 2:00 pmTeas and Talks - Transported for the rest of your natural life at Shire Hall

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