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Dorset County Museum, Dorchester
(4.4/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • Visted Dorset County Museum while taking a short break in Dorset and it was well worth the admission fee. The special display of railway posters was excellent as were the exhibits of local history. Th...  more »
  • In general a run of the mill town museum (fossils, farm implements) but it's worth a visit for the Hardy exhibition. There's a full mock up of his study with many of the original pieces and manuscript...  more »
  • So many different things in this museum... really brings the history alive with the new rooms on early history, Romans, the massacre of viking invaders...and more recent history with Thomas Hardy's st...  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