World Heritage Museums

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

Dinosaur Facts
The longest dinosaur was Argentinosaurus, which measured over 40 metres, as long as four fire engines.…


We are very happy that after months of preperation to make the Museum Covid-19 Safe we can welcome Dinosaur Loving visitors back into the Museum.

From Wednesday 21st October we will be open until Sunday 1st November with limited numbers, social distancing and enhanced safety and hygiene measures in place. Because we are strictly limiting the numbers within the Museum at this time tickets are only available at the admission desk and not online. We look forward to welcoming you.


The Dinosaur Museum

Britain's original and award winning attraction, The Dinosaur Museum located in Dorchester, the county town of Dorset, only 7 miles from the Jurassic Coast is a great day out for all the family!

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...