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Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

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  • Having seen Dippy in the Natural history museum we just had to see him while holidaying in Dorset. The room in which he is situated seems made to measure and you seem so much closer to him than his pr...  more »
  • Dippy is great but just once, have been twice and second time not so exciting lol, shop is overpriced and if you want to see the rest of museum it's a bit much  more »
  • We went the week before Dippy The Dinosaur was due to arrive which probably helped us not get distracted from what was a really good 'local' museum. Lots to see and read and good explanations of how g...  more »
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  • Some interesting exhibits and very friendly staff. Slightly disrupted by a power cut but we were offered a free return visit. There was a word trial for the kids with a little prize at the end that was free but with a family of four costing £18 I think it would be cheeky to ask for more for the trial. Galleries of Forest related items through history, great iron age display and plenty for Tom Hardy followers as well as the inevitable dinosaur exhibit (it is the Jurassic coast after all!).
  • Very enjoyable visit. Amazing amount of displays even without Dippy who is coming next year. Well worth the entry fee
  • Didn't expect the museum to be that good, but it was awesome. Friendly staff, lot's to see, reasonably priced and a little cafe. Would definitely recommend for a rainy day. Hell, even if it's not raining.
  • Excellent value for money. So much in a small museum. Worth the entrance fee and the time to visit
  • access fair, very enjoyable visit. see my vlog about this place and other locations on YT. I use a scooter so it is sometimes difficult. staff helpful.

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