World Heritage Museums

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Dinosaur Facts
The heaviest dinosaur was Argentinosaurus at 77 tonnes. It was the equivalent to 17 African Elephants.…

We Are Pleased To Welcome You To Our Covid Safe Environment


Great News! The Dinosaur Museum is staying open at weekends as well as School Holidays throughout this winter from 10am to 4pm. For details go to our Opening Times. 

We have made a number of changes including extra ventilation to enable our visitors to enjoy 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...