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Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

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  • August 18, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • Nice museum, lots about the local county and history, including archeology and roman life around area.. Friendly staff and administration fee reasonable..
  • Amazing displays, great layout. Excellent value for money and terrific way to learn about local history. Particularly loved the display hall dedicated to Thomas Hardy.
  • Had a night at the museum organised by the Jurassic rangers. What a thrill for everyone. Check out photo of our room mates.
  • A great place to spend a few hours finding out more about this amazing county. It has a particularly good bit upstairs taking you through the various stages of habitation. It had a lot of information about a few key notables, especially Hardy, that I found a bit dull. It could also be organised a bit more logically as I found myself jumping from the bronze age to the Victorians and then back to the Romans. Some of the exhibits looked like they were being dismantled but I think it is about to have an extensive renovation. They had tried to be more appealing to children with a room with dinosaur exhibits but I doubt the rest of the museum would hold kids' attentions for long. Overall we had a really good time and are looking forward to visiting again after the renovation is complete.
  • This is a great little museum with an impressive display for a small town. The Roman floors are beautiful.

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