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Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

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  • We decided to stop off at Dorchester today to visit the museum in order to break up a long journey with my 4 and 8 year old. We had an excellent 2 hour visit. Could probably have stayed another hour e...  more »
  • We often drop into the County Museum when friends visit. It has a eclectic collection of Victorian memorabilia housed in an impressive period hall. Where else can you walk on Roman mosaics. The prehis...  more »
  • What a gem this museum is - we send all good wishes to the staff for their future expansion plans. It will become truly stunning. So much o see, from the Victorian Hall, Jurassic coast, Village Dorset...  more »
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  • A hidden away gem of a museum which has an astonishingly large and significant collection. Worth going to see the dinosaur bones, roman mosaics, archaeology collection or the Thomas Hardy collection. A small but beautiful set of painting are strewn throughout the buildings. The museum also boasts an incredible Victorian Gallery which opens up in the middle of the museum to great effect.
  • Realy good local museum plus vikings are cool though there is a lot of stuff in the draws below each exhibit that are very intresting and should have more on display
  • A very well organised Museum, with some explicit exhibitions, such as the Thomas Hardy's, Archaelogyand, the dinosaurs and the section with the resemplance of 19th century's house. The staff was very friendly and the prices reasonable. I recomend a visit at the Museum to everyone who is interesting in History, Archaeology and social sciences in general. Looking forward to visit it again with my children.
  • Even better now with the designed archeological section. Anybody interested in the history of Dorchester or Dorset shld come here first. Also a very nice coffee shop with reasonably priced drinks and cake. Very quiet and NO children
  • always worth a visit