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The Dinosaur Museum

Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 269880
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OK for kids

Fairly small museum that would be ideal for kids especially those who love dinosaurs. Certainly not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Wickford, United Kingdom
The Dinosaur Museum Dorchester

Not really worth what you pay to see the exhibits. This is only a place that the children will... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pat D
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Britain's original dinosaur museum in Dorchester. Lots for all the family to see and do at this all weather attraction. including: -Fossils, skeletons and much more. -Life-size reconstructions -T-Rex and other dinosaurs -Hands-on and interactive exhibits -Mammoths, prehistoric mammals and reptiles. As featured on Blue Peter, The Tweenies, Tikkabilla and other TV programmes. Young explorers can enjoy free fun sheets! Look out for special events on most bank holidays! April to September open: 10 am to 5 pm October to March open 10 am to 4 pm
  • Excellent8%
  • Very good17%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible38%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 04:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 269880
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fairly small museum that would be ideal for kids especially those who love dinosaurs. Certainly not cheap althoughg more reasonable when purchased as a group ticket with other local museums. Expensive for families.

Thank Steve070872
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not really worth what you pay to see the exhibits. This is only a place that the children will love. Fossils are quite interesting if you look past the knowledge that they are mostly replica's.

Thank Pat D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very expensive for 30 minutes max. Out dated and poor displays in a cramped area. Do not bother with this dump!

Thank Steve_Lincs1
Reviewed 1 week ago

As so many museums are free we were under the impression this would be well worth a visit for the price they charge. Just a huge disappointment, school exhibition quality. The kids just wanted to play outside near the big resin dinasaur. We were in...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had taken my three year old as it was a rainy day and we thought it would keep him occupied for a few hours in the dry. We were appalled it cost us £23 for about 20 minutes. I would have thought this place...More

Thank Adele R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We received a flyer advertising great for all ages my son nearly 3 years of age was fascinated for all of 3 min the museum was quick to take the money and not even explain what was on offer even when asked, I think this...More

Thank Stuart R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Others have said the same but this isn't a great value for money attraction. Fortunately our son is still only 2 son was free, and we saved 10% on adult tickets booking online that morning. Unless you really eek out every exhibit you could be...More

Thank z1977
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by on our way home from Charmouth. For the price we expected a lot more. £25.99 for a family of four. Which in my mind was far too expensive for a room with some dinosaur bones and figures. It has a 'cinema' upstairs...More

2  Thank Kirip86
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Dorchester so we decided to visit as our two dinosaur mad children wanted to go. They really enjoyed it .It is a bit pricey but as our children enjoyed it then it didn't feel like we had wasted our money .

Thank jazzie70
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a ticket for the 4 museums for a visit with our 5 year old granddaughter. None of the museums were worth the money and to be honest felt totally cheated and ripped off. My advise would be JUST DON'T DO IT.

1  Thank Amanda L
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