Explore Shire Hall Historic Courhouse Museum
in the

Shire Hall is currently closed but we’re looking forward to welcoming back visitors soon. 

We are reopening at 11am on Monday the 3rd of August.  

Please check our website and social media for further updates. 





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.

What's On