The Dinosaur Museum

The Dinosaur Museum
Icen Way




01305 269880


01305 268885

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t rex dinosaur

Britain's original Dinosaur Museum combines fossils, skeletons and life-size dinosaur reconstructions with hands-on, interactive and cinematic displays to inform and entertain. Reconstructions include the newly interpreted T rex, Deinonychus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops. As well as dinosaurs there are displays on prehistoric mammals featuring particularly the mammoth. The Dinosaur Museum has frequently been featured on TV including Blue Peter and the Tweenies. It has been cited as one of Britain's top ten family museums in recent years.

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Opening hours

All year daily, April to September 10:00 to 17:00; October to March 10:00 to 16:00 (closed 13th to 26th December)

Admission charges

Adults £6.99; children £5.50; Family (2+2) £23.50; seniors/students £5.99; children under 3 free.

Collection details


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deinonychus and boy

Get Close to Dinosaurs

  • 17 May 2014 5-9pm

Fossils, skeletons and life size dinosaur reconstruction plus hand on and interactive displays are at Britain’s original dinosaur museum. The Dinosaur Museum is one of Dorchester’s six museums that have joined together to specially open on Museums Night. All 6 museums will be open from 5pm until 9pm and there is a fantastic discounted Museum Night ticket price to all. Some cafes and restaurants are joining in the event with special offers. Museums Night is the night to be in historic Dorchester, Dorset.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly


The Dinosaur Museum, Dorchester


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