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Following the government’s advice yesterday to avoid social gathering places, Shire Hall will close from this morning (17/03/2020).

This is to protect our staff, volunteers and visitors.

We will be updating as new information becomes available so please follow our social media channels 

To all our lovely visitors, see you on the other side. Please stay safe, stay a metre apart from other people, wash your hands a lot and don’t touch your face.

With lots of love from all of us at Shire Hall x




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.

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