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.View down Dorchester High East Street

Lectures are held on eight Thursday evenings, September to May, usually at the Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester. These evening talks will start at 7.30pm and finish 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.

 We have arranged a Day School - Aspects of Late Iron Age and Roman Dorechester. For further information look under Additional Events.

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