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Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

High West Street

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Shire Hall Dorset

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.50 per ticket
Child£4.50 per ticket
Concession£7.50 per ticket
Family (2 adults, 2 children)£20.00 per ticket

Under 5's free



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Nicola R
      Johannesburg, South Africa
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      A must visit whilst in Dorchester
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 21st September 2018
      Very interesting insight into the areas criminal justice history. Very nicely refurbished and a very friendly informative staff members. Audio guide is easy to use, interesting and clearly heard... Read full review
    • PeteD60
      Ware, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      A Must…..
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 19th September 2018
      We received a warm welcome – we gift aided as every museum needs our support - in return we got an annual pass with an excellent audio tour – for me unlike other experiences with audio equipment this... Read full review
    • Carol P
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Excellent attraction and café
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 17th September 2018
      Called in to Shire Hall recently and did the tour and was really amazed at the transformation having seen the cells and courtroom many years ago. Also had excellent lunch in the café, very good food... Read full review

    Map & Directions



    • Gift Shop


    • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
    • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
    • Ramp/Level Access
    • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

    Attraction Facilities

    • Shop


    • On-Site café/restaurant

    Establishment Features

    • Cater for groups
    • Event venue
    • Shop
    • Toilets

    Key Features

    • Indoor Attraction

    Parking & Transport

    • Car parking - Nearby public town centre car parks Blue Badge parking in the nearest public car park (Colliton Park car park ) Limited Blue Badge parking at the museum, by arrangement only (01305 261849)
    • On Bus Route

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • Delta accepted
    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Solo accepted
    • Special group rates

    Specialist Features

    • Family Fun
    • Marketed towards children
    • Marketed towards families
    • Marketed towards senior citizens
    • Marketed towards student/youth

    Tours and Demonstrations

    • Educational Visits Accepted
    • Guided Tours Available for Groups

    Opening Times

    * Daily 10.00-17.00 (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve)


    Monday, 17th September 2018 - Friday, 28th September 2018

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