AboutThe only museum on mainland Britain solely devoted to dinosaurs, the award-winning Dinosaur Museum is a treat, especiallly for children. The musuem combines life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs with fossils and skeletons to create an exciting hands-on experience. Multimedia displays tell the story of the dinosaurs and their enthraling prehistoric world.
The Dinosaur Museum has twice been voted one of Britains Top Ten Hands On Museums and is a former winner of the Dorset Family Attraction of the Year. It is frequently featured in National Television including Blue peter, The Tweenies and Tickabilla.
'Fleshed-out' dinosaur reconstructions - including T rex, Stegosaurus and Triceratops - beg to be touched by little hands - and that's encouraged. New reconstructions include the 'sickle claw' Deinonychus, two feathered troodons, and a pterosaur. The Dinosaur Museum is part of any Jurassic Coast experience. It's individual and exciting approach has made it extremely popular with visitors.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£6.99 per ticket|
|Child||£5.99 per ticket|
|Family||£23.99 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is A35. Enter Dorchester and park in one of the town centre car parks. The Dinosaur Museum is pedestrian signposted and is only a short walk from the car parks.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest stations are Dorchester South and West. Walk into centre of Dorchester following pedestrian signposts for museum. The railway stations are only about 15 minutes walk from the museum.
- Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Must be pre-booked.
- In town/city centre
- Indoor Attraction
- No Smoking Attraction
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Ramp/Level Access
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge)
- Picnic Site
- Approx length of visit - 01:30
- Blue Badge Guides admitted free
- Delta accepted
- JCB accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Max group size - 100
- Min group size - 15
- Open by appointment outside normal opening times
- Solo accepted
- Special group rates
- Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
- Visa accepted
- Dogs Accepted
- Event Venue
- Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- Family Fun
- Marketed towards children
- Marketed towards families
Printed Material in Foreign Languages
- French printed material
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
|Summer Opening (1 Apr 2017 - 30 Sept 2017)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 17:00*|
|Winter Opening (1 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:00||- 16:00*|
* Our museum is open: all year daily, including Sundays, from 10am to 5pm (10am to 4pm from October to March). Closed 13-26 December inclusive.