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Welcome To The Dinosaur Museum

Britain's original and award winning Dinosaur Museum located in Dorchester, the county town of Dorset, only 7 miles from the Jurassic Coast.

Close to Dorset's World Heritage Jurrassic Coast

The Dinosaur Museum opened in 1984, in Dorchester, gateway to Dorset's World Heritage Jurassic Coast. From the very beginning visitors loved its novel and innovative approach to dinosaurs, and it quickly became the Town's foremost visitor attraction bringing, over the years, millions of dinosaur hungry families and schools to the county town. Read More...

Outside The Dinosaur MuseumThe only museum on mainland Britain dedicated to dinosaurs, the award-winning Dinosaur Museum is a treat, especially for children. The museum combines life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs with fossils and dinosaur skeletons to create an exciting hands-on experience. Hands-on displays help tell the story of the giant prehistoric animals and their enthralling world millions of years ago.

Life-size reconstructions - including the dinosaur T rex, Stegosaurus, and Triceratops - beg to be touched by little hands - it’s encouraged. Acclaimed as one of Britain's Top 10 Family Museums in 2006, the Dinosaur Museum is part of any Jurassic Coast experience.

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Read what our visitors say about their visit in our visitor book.


Full school service available at this top Dorset attraction situated in Dorchester, a gateway to the Jurassic Coast.

Check the Dinosaur News section or learn about the latest Museum events.

Do you wish to purchase a model dinosaur? Visit the Dinosaur Toys Shop, which features a selection of dinosaur toys for kids and dinosaur books.



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