Welcome back! We are now open!
New opening hours Mon-Sat 10am – 4pm (last entry to the Museum is 3pm) No need to book.
See our Good To Go page, to see what changes we’ve made due to COVID-19
*The museum will opening later, at 11am, on Wednesday the 16th of September. Cafe and Shop open as usual*
Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum brings over 200 years of justice and injustice to life.
Walk in the footsteps of people whose lives were forever changed in the historic court at Dorchester’s Shire Hall. Immerse yourself in the cells before ascending to the dock. Experience it for yourself.