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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:

    • ginawestern
      Bournemouth, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      To learn about Dorset's interesting past
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 16th July 2018
      We were met by two very lovely and friendly ladies who were very helpful explaining about the museum and how to use the equipment and headphones so we could listen to the details of one of four cases... Read full review
    • Martha Patricia d
      Trip Type:
      History and learning
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 11th July 2018
      Shire Hall is a place full of local and national History, you are able to walk the path of Martha Brown; the last woman hang in England, Thomas Hardy visit and work at this site, The Tolpuddle men... Read full review
    • ASMFMF-Trip
      Southampton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Unique experience
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 11th July 2018
      The cool stone cells in the dungeons of this new museum were a blessed relief when we visited on a very hot day - not so for the poor people who ended up there in previous centuries. The carefully... 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)


    Thursday, 7th June 2018 - Friday, 31st August 2018

    Journey to Justice
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    Wednesday, 25th July 2018 - Wednesday, 25th July 2018

    Justice Cafe: Dorset's Hidden Histories
    more info

    Wednesday, 18th July 2018 - Wednesday, 18th July 2018

    Shire Hall Creative Cafe
    more info

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