Dorset History Centre worked in partnership with the National Trust at Kingston Lacy and the Priest’s House Museum in Wimborne on an exciting project focused on one of Dorset’s largest and most significant archive collections, that of the Bankes family.

Work has now completed on Unlocking the Bankes Archive, a project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to support the discovery of this internationally significant archive.

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Research documents in the Bankes Archive via the online catalogue

Explore stories that are emerging from the collections 

Find out more about the individual family members

Keep up to date on the latest project news

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