World Heritage Museums

Open Every Day 7 Days a Week 10.00am – 5.00pm (winter hours: 10.00am – 4pm)

Buy Tickets Welcome To The Dinosaur Museum

Welcome To The Dinosaur Museum

Britain's original and award winning Dinosaur Museum is the only Museum on mainland Britain solely devoted to fascinating world of dinosaurs.

Real fossils, dinosaur skeletons, and life-size dinosaur reconstructions combine with hands on displays to excite, enthrall, and entertain the visitor.

Britain's original and award winning Dinosaur Museum is located in Dorchester, gateway to Dorset's World Heritage Jurassic Coast.

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.

Excellent fun for all ages, there are free explorers funsheets for all children to help them make the most of their visit. Life-size reconstructions - including the dinosaur T Rex, Stegosaurus, Velociraptor 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 Daily Telegraph), the Dinosaur Museum is part of any Jurassic Coast experience.

The Dinosaur Museum has been extensively featured on television and has become nationally famous for its innovative, adventurous and friendly approach. The museum has won many awards throughout its history.