Archives and Publications
Our archivist Mark Churchill, along with curators Michael Le Bas, Carolyn Martin and Tessa Pearce, are always pleased to receive enquiries about, or additions, to our archives. Please use the details on our contact page to get in touch.
The Archives are filed under the following main headings:
|Villages||Special topics||Reference and Research aids|
|Borough and civic matters||Special research projects||Collectors’ and antique guides|
|Churches and chapels||The Great 1731 fire||Local history books etc.|
|Family names||Blandford Camp||Local interest magazines|
|Trade directories and census records||Somerset & Dorset Railway|
|Trades, services and industries||WWII Defences|
|Large houses and hotels||Canal|
|Mediaeval, Monastic and Manorial History||Floods|
|Leisure and Sport|
|Art and Design|
|Deeds and documents|
|Family bibles and albums|
The museum publishes a variety of booklets for readers of all ages, from historic facsimiles and authoritative monographs to popular Blandford tales and the latest re-tellings of the town’s past. These are available to buy in the Museum shop.