Welcome to the Dorchester Association website.
The main objective of our Association is to advance public interest in Local History & Archaeology within the general area of Dorchester and its surroundings. The town and its environs have history that predates the Romans and there are many buildings and monuments of interest. Much of the Roman town has yet to be excavated but there is a lot to see and we try to link it all with the way in which the outside world has impinged upon us.
Lectures are held on eight Friday evenings, September to May, usually in the Victorian Hall of the County Museum, Dorchester. The Museum doors are open from 7.00pm for refreshments and socialising, followed by a talk starting at 7.30pm and finishing at about 9.00pm. Field trips to digs, houses, museums and other places of interest to the Association are also organised - often at short notice in the case of archaeology on development sites. Further details can be found on other pages of this website. Visitors are welcome at all our monthly meetings (£2 charge) and most others but we sometimes need to make visits "Members only" for logistical reasons
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Association please contact information using the email below or speak to our Membership Secretary or another officer at one of our meetings. We would be pleased to see you.
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