World Heritage Museums

OPEN EVERYDAY 7 DAYS A WEEK 10am – 4pm until October 31st

Dinosaur Facts
The first discovery of dinosaur remains in North America was made in 1854 by Ferdinand Vandiveer Hayden…

We Are Open Again from Wednesday 19th May!


It's great! At long last we will be able to welcome you again to the Dinosaur Museum from Wednesday 19th May! The museum has made a number of changes including extra ventilation the way the public enjoys safe access to the Museum and its displays.

A thorough Covid-safe risk assessment has been made and as a result we have been listed on Visit England's Good To Go Covid-Safe visits.



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...