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The Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester

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#5 of 10 in Museums in Dorchester
Britain's original dinosaur museum in Dorchester. Lots for all the family to see and do at this all weather attraction. including:

-Fossils, skeletons and much more.

-Life-size reconstructions

-T Rex and other dinosaurs

-Hands on and interactive exhibits

-Mammoths, prehistoric mammals and reptiles.

As featured on Blue Peter, The Tweenies, Tikkabilla and other TV programmes.

Young explorers can enjoy free fun sheets!

Look out for special events on most bank holidays!
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  • We went here because my youngest daughter was desperate to go. It cost me £1.50 per minute! It is smaller than my house, we were on site for less than half an hour. Unless there is a unique priceless ...  more »
  • We paid £8.50 each and we were all disappointed. The museum was very small and had some very old and dated models to look at. It was ten minutes of looking at old models before we ran out of things to...  more »
  • Although expensive for what it is there are some really cool items Inside. Most of the models look really good especially the deinonychus and the Megalosaurus skeleton on top of foot prints is really ...  more »
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  • Friendly and helpful staff but only takes an hour at the very most to go round. Very small museum and should be a little cheaper for what it is. Don't go on a Wednesday as it's market day and parking is horrendous and also doubles in price! However, my two enjoyed the egg hunt and the free puzzle was a nice surprise for too.
  • For the size of the museum it does a great job of cramming in information and things for kids to interact with. You could probably spend an hour or two (max) here and it has some interesting stuff to read. Worth a visit if you are in or around Dorchester. The better museum included in the saver ticket offer.
  • From the leaflet it looked like good place to take my little one who loves dinosaurs. Got inside after paying £8.50 each (me and my partner) to be massively disappointed. We wasn't there no longer than 20 minutes. I've been to many museums with much better exhibits and for free! Absolute rip off! Would not recommend this!
  • A great little museum. Great staff and very reasonable prices in the cafe ( I have to ask if she is charge me for everything it was so cheap) nice food and drink.
  • Quite small. Does not take long to see it all. Quite pricey if you don't visit any of Dorchester 's other exhibitions. Our boys (3 & 7) loved it.
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