Archives at the Blandford Town Museum

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:


Borough and civic matters
Churches and chapels
Family names
Trade directories and census records
Trades, services and industries
Large houses and hotels
Mediaeval, Monastic and Manorial History
Leisure and Sport
Art and Design
Old newspapers
Deeds and documents
Family bibles and albums

Special topics

Special research projects
The Great 1731 fire
Blandford Camp
Somerset & Dorset Railway
WWII Defences

Reference and Research aids

Collectors’ and antique guides
Local history books etc.
Local interest magazines