Dorset History Centre to close for two weeks

THE Dorset history Centre is closing for two weeks while “essential” work is carried out.

Dorset Council said the venue, in Bridport Road, Dorchester, will be closed to the public between January 15 and 29.

“Staff will be busy behind the scenes carrying out essential work to make access to the collections easier,” a spokesperson said.

The history centre is the archive service for the county, collecting, preserving and providing access to physical and digital archives.

“They carry out conservation work on documents and support projects relating to history and heritage of the county,” the spokesperson added.

“The documents stored include paper, parchment and printed documents as well as audio-visual material and digital records.

“All enquiries will be processed in the order they have been received as soon as possible after this closure period.”

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