The Dinosaur Museum
Dorset DT1 1EW
This award-winning museum is very popular with adults and children alike. Facts, fossils, skeletons and reconstructions are presented in an interesting and fun way encouraging visitors to touch and feel the exhibits.
Simple information is displayed at child eye-level, more detailed information higher up. You can put your hand in the dinosaur’s mouth and feel its teeth, touch the skin and feathers, and listen to the noises they might have made.
There are life-sized models of all the familiar dinosaurs – Tyrannosaurus Rex, Megalosaurus, Protoceratops and Ornithomimus. Also on display are dinosaur bones, skeletal remains of dinosaurs and other fossils from all parts of the world.
The Dinosaur Museum is close to the Dorset Teddy Bear Museum.
Plan Your Visit
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Opening Dates & Times
All year except 24, 25 & 26 December
7 days a week
April to Oct 09:30 – 17:30 hours
Nov to Mar 10:00 – 16:30 hours
Go to the official museum website (below) for up to date information.
Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)1305 269 880
The museum is in the centre of Dorchester, in Icen Way, just off High East Street, and near the main car-parks. There is pedestrian sign-posting from these car parks. The closest car park is about 44 yards (40 metres) away. The main car parks are about 109 yards (100 metres).
- By Car
Dorchester is centrally located on the intersection of the A35 and the A37 and is within comfortable reach of the M27, M3 and M5 motorways.
- By Rail
There are excellent rail links by South West TrainServices on the Waterloo to Weymouth line stopping at Dorchester South. The Sprinter links Bristol to Dorchester West Station. The Museum is about 10-15 minute walk from either station. For timetables, fares & ticketing go to Web: National Rail Enquiries.
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