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The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive...
The world's greatest discovery of Ancient Treasure - Tutankhamun's tomb, treasures and mummy are...
We are very excited about 2016 - if you love the sand sculptures on the beach, you will absolutely...
Fossils, skeletons, life-size dinosaur reconstructions plus hands-on and multimedia displays...
Wanting to inject a bit of culture into your holiday or short break?
Dorset's rich historical roots are displayed through its wide collection of museums dotted across the county.
From impressive military exhibitions to traditional thatched breweries; charming collections to historic birthplaces, you will find a fantastic variety of museums and galleries here in Dorset.
The family will have a great day out at the Fleet Air Arm Museum the world's second largest naval aviation museum.
If you’re visiting Dorchester, don’t miss the Dorset County Museum with exhibitions on the Jurassic Coast, Thomas Hardy and much more.
And if you are looking for a museum that really brings history to life, the Tank Museum’s live tank action displays and interactive exhibitions will thrill both young and old.
Find out about the fascinating history of Christchurch at the Red House Museum.
Step into a bygone age and experience the charm and harsh reality of life in the workhouse when children worked from dawn to dusk making watch parts.
The Gold Hill Museum has an award-winning cottage garden and wonderful views over Thomas Hardy’s Blackmore Vale.
At the top of picturesque Gold Hill, this modern museum tells the story of rural and town life, starting even before Shaftesbury’s notional foundation by Alfred the Great
For a relaxing afternoon, take a picnic to Sturminster Newton Mill and enjoy a country walk, the riverside views and a guided tour of the Mill.
In Dorset we have an eclectic collection of museums that dedicate themselves to some wonderful themes.
In Dorchester, you can learn all about the young Pharaoh Tutankhamun at the Tutankhamun Museum with stunning replicas that transport you to Ancient Egypt.
Also in the county town you can visit the house of Edward Bear at the Teddy Bear Museum. Young children will love the larger than life teddy bears, each with their own story to tell.
On the Somerset border, the Montacute TV, Toy and Radio Museum has a fantastic assortment of nostalgic memorabilia from all your favourite TV shows. Just beware of the daleks!
If you’re looking to book somewhere to stay you will find the very best selection with Visit Dorset.
Luxury hotels, home-from-home guest houses and beautiful bell tents, it’s all to choose from.
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The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays.
Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare spanning over 100 years of history. Exploring eight powerful exhibitions, you will...
The world's greatest discovery of Ancient Treasure - Tutankhamun's tomb, treasures and mummy are superbly recreated in this internationaly renowned exhibition - spanning time itself.
We are very excited about 2016 - if you love the sand sculptures on the beach, you will absolutely love SandWorld.
Fossils, skeletons, life-size dinosaur reconstructions plus hands-on and multimedia displays provide great family fun at this award winning museum.
The Haynes International Motor Museum is the UK’s largest exhibition of great cars from around the world. A living and working museum, with over 400 amazing cars and bikes from nostalgic classics of the 50’s and 60’s, glorious Bentleys and Rolls...
Visit this unique family museum with its evocative and atmospheric displays of teddy bears from throughout the last century
The Keep is the Military Museum of Devon and Dorset. Housed in an extraordinary castle-like building, the collection spans 300 years of history over 4 floors. You can walk through a World War One trench, try on uniforms and discover the amazing...
Archaeology, natural history, and geology of Dorset. Local and agricultural history displays. Gallery of Dorset's writers, including Thomas Hardy's study reconstruction. Up to 2 accompanied children go free, each additional child £1
Visit 5 great attractions in Dorchester for the price of 2*. Where else in the world could you see dinosaurs, Tutankhamun and mummies, teddy bears, and the terracotta army with one ticket in one town.
Sherborne Museum is housed in what used to be the gatehouse and almonry of the monastery once associated with the Abbey.
Portland Museum’s collection reflects the most significant aspects of Portland’s history: the sea, shipwrecks, archaeology, fossils, stone, railways, prisons, military history, local customs and the social history of the Islanders. Portland has...
The Museum holds a wealth of artefacts and archives from prehistoric to the present day. Exhibitions tell the story of Blandford and the surrounding area. We also hold archives for people researching their family history. Exhibits include...
At Donkey Walking in Dorset we invite you to spend a morning or afternoon with one of our friendly donkeys to experience what it would be like to have your own!
Practice getting him ready and enjoy the relaxing experience walking with him along...
Nostalgic trip through the World of radio and TV programmes guaranteed to bring memories of classic TV and radio flooding back just off the A303 in Somerset
Country Park/Nature Reserve
Countryside, cliffs, sea and wildlife. Visitor Centre with exhibits, information, live cliff camera and underwater sounds. Theme trails. Ranger-guided walks.
A unique Pool which varies in colour from green to turquoise and is surrounded by 25 acres of pine trees, gorse and heather.
A haven for families to enjoy and explore.
As much an ‘attraction’ as it is a ‘museum’, the Fleet Air Arm Museum is where Museum meets theatre. You’ll ‘fly’ by helicopter to the replica flight deck of the aircraft carrier HMS ARK ROYAL where you‘ll see fighter aircraft and two enormous...
Highcliffe Castle is a magnificent Grade 1 Listed 1830s mansion built by Lord Stuart de Rothesay and is situated just four miles east of Christchurch. The cliff-top grounds, with wonderful views of the Dorset coastline and the Isle of Wight, provide...
The Town Mill is a unique mix of working watermill, art galleries and creative artisanal businesses. Centred around a beautiful mediaeval cobbled courtyard and featuring a landscaped ‘Miller’s Garden’, the Town Mill is one of Lyme Regis’ leading...
Sturminster Newton museum is housed in an historic and attractive building of 16th C origin situated in the town centre.