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. Talks, presented at the Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne, start at 8pm, preceded by complimentary tea and offee, which are served from 7.15pm.

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 for the year 2019-20, you will find an introductory letter from the membership secretary (click here) and an application/remittance form (click here).


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).