Dorset Archives Trust will have another interesting and varied programme of talks, kicking off with local author Minnette Walters in February.

We’re looking forward to getting hands on with clay and Dorset Buttons in our Inspired by Archives sessions.

We’ll be helping to celebrate significant anniversaries of the Mental Health Forum and Pilsdon Community.

Our Heritage Lottery funded project to catalogue and make available the Bankes collection will come to a close late in 2018 – but there’s plenty more discoveries to be made before it does!

And we can’t wait to get our hands on the digitised images from the Herbert Collection!

That’s just some of the things we know about already! We look forward to sharing all the archive fun with you next year.

Upcoming events

  • Introduction to Family History workshops: last Monday of the month (except December), 9:30am to 11:30am. Booking essential
  • Stepping into Nature workshops: local history activities open to all. First Monday of the month at Dorset History Centre, 10:30am to 12 noon
  • Talk by Minnette Walters for Dorset Archives Trust: Thursday 8 February 2018 at Dorset History Centre, 7pm.
  • Unlocking the Bankes Archive Project Conference: Saturday 16 June 2018 at Queen Elizabeth School, Wimborne Minster.