The Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum uncovers moving and important stories of everyday people’s interactions with the justice system since the late 18th century. It shows how the law affects all of us, and how we can also affect the law. The Museum makes this extraordinary building and these fascinating stories available and enjoyable for all. From interactive galleries to the immersive cells and courtroom, Shire Hall offers something for everyone, from all backgrounds and of all ages.

Contact

Telephone
01305 261849
Email
info@shirehalldorset.org
Website
http://www.shirehalldorset.org

Venue

Venue address
58 High West Street
Dorchester
Dorset
Postcode
DT1 1UY
Locality
West Dorset

Other information

Availability
Weekend
All year
Weekday
Daytime
Term Time
School Holidays
Opening times
Mon: 10:00-16:00
Tue: 10:00-16:00
Wed: 10:00-16:00
Thu: 10:00-16:00
Fri: 10:00-16:00
Sat: 10:00-16:00
Sun: 10:00-16:00
Cost variations
Ticket price includes annual pass with free returns for a year.
Additional Information

See website for more information on gift shop and cafe opening times. There are lots of fun family activities and events throughout the year. You are welcome to breastfeed anywhere; quieter spaces are available if you prefer privacy.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Shire Hall is accessible to most wheelchair users. The Grade I listing of this historic building does mean there are some narrow doorways. Buggy parking available.
Toilet facility information
Changing facilities are available in the accessible toilet on the ground floor.
Other Facilities
Assistance dogs are welcome. Wheelchairs, large print paper and digital guides, audio loops and a full access guide to the Museum are available. All disabled visitors are entitled to a free companion ticket to support their visit. Please ask at reception.
Some activities and family support services listed in our directory may be cancelled, postponed, or running in a different way due to coronavirus restrictions. Please contact providers to check for information about any changes.

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Address: 58 High West Street  Dorchester  Dorset