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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Kingston Lacy, 20th century
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View of pyramids at Gebel Barkal, 1822
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Henrietta and H.J. Ralph Bankes at Studland, 1907
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Wall painting, Gebel Barkal, 1822
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Court roll of Shapwick, 1651
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Board game, 18th century
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Letter from Anne Bankes in Bath, 1795
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17th century map of Europe, Africa and Asia
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Stone chimneypiece, Palazzo Ducale
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Map of Corfe Castle, 1769
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