20 Best Museums and Art Galleries In Weymouth Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Weymouth

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Weymouth in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 56 Weymouth museums and art galleries to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Front of Weymouth Museum

Weymouth Museum

  • Weymouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Go back in time and discover the history of Dorset at Weymouth Museum. Explore the galleries and exhibitions and we’re certain you’ll find something...

Aerial view of Nothe Fort in Weymouth

Nothe Fort

  • Weymouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

You don't have to be a military enthusiast to enjoy Nothe Fort, it's a great day out for all the family with lots to see and explore, so why not come...

Outside view of Portland Museum

Portland Museum

  • Isle Of Portland
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Portland Museum is an interesting and friendly little museum with a lot more to see than you would believe from the size. Today the Museum houses man...

Outside view of The Keep Military Museum in Dorchester

The Keep Military Museum

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Keep Military Museum is a striking landmark on the Bridport Road in Dorchester. Completed in 1879, it was designed to resemble a Norman Castle, a...

Tutankhamun's mask at The Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester

The Tutankhamun Exhibition

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The marvellous Tutankhamun Exhibition features meticulously recreations of the infamous Tutankhamun's major treasures, wherever possible done in thei...

Dad and son doing puzzle at Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester

The Dinosaur Museum

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

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,...

Bear mascot at Dorset Teddy Bear Museum in Dorchester

Dorset Teddy Bear Museum

  • Dorchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Dorset Teddy Bear Museum is Dorchester's frankly unmissable family museum, with Edward Bear and his own family of people sized bears, set around...

Family at The Tank Museum in Bovington Camp

The Tank Museum

  • Bovington Camp
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Tank Museum in Bovington Dorset houses the world's largest and finest collection of Armoured Fighting Vehicles from unique World War 1 tanks to t...

Outside view of Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum

Poole Museum and Scaplens Court museum

  • Poole
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Poole Museum gives you and the kids a great opportunity to discover the colourful history of this ancient port town and the people who lived there. T...

Outside window at Lyme Regis Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

  • Lyme Regis
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Lyme Regis Museum stands in the heart of the town, just where the beautiful coastlines of Dorset and Devon meet on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage...

Plants at Crewkerne and District Museum

Crewkerne and District Museum

  • Crewkerne
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Crewkerne and District Museum is dedicated to the history of this beautiful market town and the local area, covering a number of aspects, from indust...

Giant game of chess in garden in Model Town at Wimborne Minster

Model Town at Wimborne Minster3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Wimborne Minster
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Wimborne Minster Model Town was built well over 50 years ago and the superb 1/10th scale models continue to surprise and amaze visitors from all over...

Scary TV characters at Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum

Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Montacute
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum Like a Tardis, Montacute TV Radio Toy Museum opens up to display what is probably the largest collection of toys, books...

Woman weaving at Axminster Heritage Centre and Museum

Axminster Heritage Centre

  • Axminster
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Travel back in time at Axminster Museum, once a local police station and courthouse found right in the heart of the town. Peer inside the old police...

Kids dressed as sea animals at Seaton Jurassic

Seaton Jurassic

  • Seaton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Enter Seaton Jurassic and be thrust into an experience full of monsters, shipwrecks and ancient landscapes, as you explore what the Seaton coast was...

Outside view of Chard Museum

Chard Museum

  • Chard
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Chard Museum in converted 16th century listed buildings and outbuildings, covering nearly an acre, with collections of exhibits about local history a...

Exhibition of Concorde at Fleet Air Arm Museum in Ilchester

Fleet Air Arm Museum

  • Ilchester
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The regal Fleet Air Arm Museum is devoted to the flying arm of the Royal Navy, and holds many thousands of objects, ranging from complete aircraft, t...

Front half of aircraft at Bournemouth Aviation Museum in Christchurch

Bournemouth Aviation Museum

  • Christchurch
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

What kid wouldn't want to sit at the controls of a real aircraft? Well here, there is a fab lot of military and civilian planes. Loads of other flyin...

Street view of Gold Hill Museum and Garden in Shaftesbury

Gold Hill Museum and Garden

  • Shaftesbury
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Gold Hill Museum and Garden Local life and history are portrayed here through artifacts, costume, photos, ceramics, tools, domestic items and the tow...

Hall of Motor Sport at Haynes International Motor Museum in Yeovil

Haynes International Motor Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • Yeovil
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The prestigious Haynes International Motor Museum at Sparkford in Somerset offers an excellent day out for everyone. With more than 400 cars and bike...

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