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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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  • Good museum and not overly expensive. Could do with a few more interactive exhibits but there done interesting stuff and plenty of activities. Dippy was there while we visited which was a nice addition, and again accompanied by some interesting information. Good for inquisitive people and families.
  • I only visited the Dippy exhibition as I did not have time, which was amazing and the hall itself is very beautiful. The exhibits around the edge of the hall were very well displayed and informative. If this is representative of the rest of the museum it will certainly keep 5 stars.
  • Really enjoyed our visit, the staff were so helpful and friendly, lots to see and very well described. The layout is easy to follow with plenty of activities for young and old. The cafe looked inviting but we ran out of time, the toilets were clean and well maintained. The booking system was a let down though, we bought tickets on line but the email didn't come through, I tried ringing many times over a week and never got an answer, I tried emailing with no reply, in the end I gave up and sent an email to every address I could find and eventually someone got back to me - such a shame and is something they need to sort out. All in all, highly recommend, and you need two hours at least to do it all.
  • What an excellent local museum.! The "Dippy" dinosaur exhibit is free, but the rest of the museum is well worth a visit: both the local history interest, and literary associations, prevent it feeling generic. The staff are very friendly, and it has a nice little cafe too.!
  • Today we visited dippy the dinosaur at the Dorset county museum. The museum said it was a free exhibition but I had to pay £10.53 for myself and my daughter. As it was Easter and a rather wet day the place was packed with visitors. So best to visit on a normal week which should be better to browse the other exhibits.
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