A society for those interested in history
- both local and worldwide

Founded in 1957, Sherborne Historical Society is a group of people who are interested in history, both local and worldwide.

From September to March it provides fortnightly talks from distinguished speakers to audiences of 200-300 members and their guests. Meetings, held at the Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, start at 8pm, preceded by tea or coffee.

In the summer months there is also a programme of visits to places of historical interest in Southern England.


The Society welcomes new members. If you would like to join (or re-join), please complete the attached remittance slip and return it, together with a cheque, to the Membership Secretary.

The annual subscription for the year ending 31st August 2018 is £15.00 (no charge for students in secondary, higher or further education).


Visitors are welcome to attend talks provided that the capacity of the hall is not exceeded, when members will have priority. A fee of £5.00 is payable per person per talk (students, as above, no charge).