Welcome back! We are now open!
New opening hours Mon-Sat 10am – 4pm (last entry to the Museum is 3pm) No need to book.
Please note the museum will be closed until 10.30 on Thursday the 15th of October. Shop and cafe open as normal
See our Good To Go page, to see what changes we’ve made due to COVID-19
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.