The Dinosaur Museum
The Dinosaur Museum is all about having a roaring good time! It’s unique, devoted to dinosaurs with skeletons, fossils, life-size reconstructions and a few scaly surprises!
Open All year daily, 10am to 5pm (4pm in winter). Closed 13-26 December.
Icen Way, Dorchester, DT1 1EW.
Take a walk on the prehistoric side in this award-winning museum packed with fun for kids – hands on & interactive elements, puzzles plus discover your own dinosaur in the excavation pit. Great family fun!
The original award winning Dinosaur Museum is a treat, especially for children. The museum combines life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs with skeletons and fossils creating a hands-on and interactive experience. New displays tell the incredible story of the dinosaurs and their fascinating prehistoric world millions of years ago. The life-size dinosaur reconstructions include Tyrannosaurus rex, Deinonychus and Triceratops and they beg to be touched by little hands – and that’s encouraged!
The Dinosaur Museum is situated in the centre of Dorchester, just 8 miles from Dorset’s world famous Jurassic Coast. The hands on displays make discovering about dinosaurs fun. They include the ‘Feely Box’ where you discover what it was like to touch a dinosaur, ‘Dinosaurs and You’ where you compare yourself to a dinosaur, and find out what a dinosaur smelt like with the new ‘Smell a Dinosaur’!