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Our Members enjoy special benefits all year round. Join and support us in our crucial work: preserving Dorset’s rich heritage for future generations to enjoy.




  • Know that your subscription is making a real and positive difference to the future of Dorset’s past
  • Stay up to date with events, exhibitions and news with regular email bulletins and a twice yearly newsletter
  • Get access to the Members only library with over 40,000 publications of local interest
  • Our members have access to JSTOR’s online archive available at the Durngate Street Offices
  • An exclusive opportunity to join guided tours of the construction site once building work commences
  • Enjoy invitations to social events and special, discounted trips including Members’ away days to a range of heritage attractions and special exhibitions
  • Plus enjoy FREE entry to our partner museums: Salisbury Museum, Wiltshire Museum in Devizes, and Poole Museum* as part of the Wessex Museums Partnership initiative
* Poole Museum : 10% discount in cafe and 15% discount in shop


Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeology Society Vol: 139 2018

Home to many great writers and artists, most notably Thomas Hardy, Dorset can also boast the finest prehistoric landscape in Britain and geological wonders of the Jurassic Coast.

While Dorset inspires many articles and books, only the Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeology Society, publishes with rigour of academic scholarship.  For 138 years the Proceedings has published, from its home the Dorset County Museum, a remarkable collection of scholarly papers, monographs and reports from a wide range of disciplines to further knowledge and understanding of the County. Published annually for the Society’s membership, there is much in every volume of Proceedings that will delight the casual reader or visitor to Dorset.

Subscriptions to the Proceedings

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Writing for the Proceedings

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A cumulative index to the Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society can be found below