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The Dinosaur Museum

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

The Dinosaur Museum is all about having a roaring good time! It’s unique in that it’s the only British museum devoted solely to dinos with skeletons, life-size reconstructions and a few scaly surprises.

Take a walk on the prehistoric side by listening out for a Triceratops, meeting a Stegosaurus and smelling the breath of a T-Rex - pee-yew! Your team of aspiring archaeologists will learn loads from the pioneers of fossil discovery including stars in their field, Mary Anning and Richard Owen. Get up close with actual fossils from the Jurassic Coast, including heads, eggs and even poo!

This award-winning museum is packed with fun for kids with a quiz, lots of interactive elements, puzzles and a chance to make your own discoveries within the excavation pit. Then if all that wasn’t quite daring enough, put your hands in the mystery feely box.

  • Museum dedicated to dinosaurs!
  • Get up close and gross with interactive exhibits
  • Dig into the excavation pit
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Opening hours

October - March
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
Closed 13th - 26th December

April - September
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults: £8.99
Kids: £6.99

Travel & Contact Information


Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1EW, England

Phone number

01305 269880



Click here to visit The Dinosaur Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

The main town centre car parks are about 5 minutes walk away. The Fairfield car park is about 10 to 15 minutes walk away.

Yes, there are toilets.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

The Dinosaur Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

The Dinosaur Museum has not told us about their dining options.

No, The Dinosaur Museum is not wheelchair friendly.

There is one step access to the Museum. The upper floor is inaccessible to wheelchair users due to the nature of the building. 

No, The Dinosaur Museum have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome.

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