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The Dinosaur Museum

Girl investigating the dinosaur bones with a magnifying glass at the museum


In the heart of Dorset, home of the Jurassic Coast, come and explore the enthralling world of dinosaurs in Britain’s original dinosaur museum. With fossils, skeletons and life-size dinosaur reconstructions plus the chance to hear the sounds and smell the breath of a T-Rex with hands on, interactive displays! 

Make your own discovers in the excavation pit, solve dinosaur puzzles and dare to put your hand in a feely box. See and touch the real fossil displays including dinosaur skulls, teeth, eggs and even poo!

There are free fun sheets and dino hunters medals available as well as a well stocked gift shop for every dinosaur enthusiast.

Regularly featured on TV – this all weather attraction is great fun and a must for kids and families.

Open: Daily, January to March 10am to 4pm, April to September 10am to 5pm, October to December 10am to 4pm. 

Save pounds!  Get 5 visits for the price of 2 to the Dinosaur Museum, Tutankhamun Exhibition, Terracotta Warriors Museum, Teddy Bear Museum and Mummies Exhibition with a Gold Saver Pass ( 

Dorchester is only 25 miles west of Poole on the A35.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.99 per person per day
Child£6.99 per person per day
Gold Saver Pass Adult£17.95 per person per day
Gold Saver Pass Child£13.95 per person per day
Gold Saver Pass Family 2 adults & 2 children£58.95 per ticket
Under 3sFree

You can book your tickets online - visit the website for full details.

Opening Times

Opening Dates (1 Oct 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*

* Closed 13th to 26th December

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
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Tel01305 269880


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  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Must be pre-booked.

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