Be part of our future

Become a member of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society today!

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.



This new package includes special and exclusive benefits:
• Free unlimited entry to the Museum and all exhibitions.
• Six complimentary one-day admission tickets for friends and family.
• A copy of the Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, a highly respected journal containing wide-ranging and authoritative articles on Dorset’s archaeology, history and natural environment.
• Members’ discounts on DNHAS Monographs.
• The right to borrow and reserve selected items from Dorset Museum‘s library including over 40,000 publications of local interest, as well as exclusive access to JSTOR’s online archive in the library.
• Monthly bulletins notifying you of events, exhibitions and activities hosted by the DNHAS or our partner museums.
• Two glossy magazines a year, keeping you informed of interesting work happening across Dorset to explore, preserve and learn about its rich heritage and history.
• Special invitations to exclusive Member events and activities.
• Priority access and discounts to selected events.
• 10% discount in the Museum’s shop and café.
• A new-style membership card.
• Free entry to our partner museums as part of the Wessex Museums Partnership initiative:
Salisbury Museum
Wiltshire Museum in Devizes
Poole Museum including 10% discount in their café and 15% discount in their 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

To subscribe to the Proceedings, please apply to the . This goes for institutional subscriptions too.

Writing for the Proceedings

If you are thinking of writing an article for Proceedings, please contact the Editor at Here are some notes of guidance and terms of copyright.

Back-numbers of Proceedings

Some past volumes are available for purchase, for more details CLICK HERE

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