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Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

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  • We went here after doing the other museums of Dorchester and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We found that it gave us a good grounding in local Dorset historic life and came away with a better understanding...  more »
  • The museum is located in a fantastic old building in the main Dorchester high street. The main hall has some beautiful wrought iron work and stained glass windows. The main hall looks like how I imagi...  more »
  • We went in here to shelter from a very wet Saturday in Dorchester. My three children all love history so they really enjoyed their visit. There are lots of interesting artefacts and the value for mone...  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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