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1st November until Easter

Open Every Weekend and School Holidays *

10am – 4pm

EXCEPT the weekend before Christmas.
After Christmas we are open everyday
from December 27 th to January 1st inclusive
after which we are open every weekend and school holidays until

* Phone 01305 269741 for further details


from Easter until the end of October


10am – 4pm


In the event of public awareness of increased national covid infections please phone 01305 269741 to check any changes to our opening conidtions. 

The Dinosaur Museum is in the centre of Dorchester, the historic county town of Dorset and a Gateway Town to the Jurassic Coast.

The Dinosaur Museum
Icen Way
Dorset DT1 1EW

Telephone: 01305 269880

November - Easter Weekends 10am to 4pm
February Half Term 10am to 4pm
CLOSED December 23,24,25,26


Admission Prices:
Adults £13.00
Children £9.00
Children under 3 FREE


Finding us

The Dinosaur Museum is in the centre of Dorchester, in Icen Way, just off High East Street. It is near all the main car parks and is pedestrian signposted from these.

Getting to Dorchester by Road: Dorchester is on the A35 from Bournemouth to Bridport road where it meets with the A354 from Weymouth and the A37 from Yeovil. It is within comfortable reach of the M27, M3 and M5. Once in Dorchester park in the town centre or Fairfield car parks.

The closest car park is just around the corner. The main town centre car parks are about 5 minutes walk away. The Fairfield car park is about 10 to 15 minutes walk away.

Coach Park: The nearest coach park is at the "Top of Town" (postcode DT1 1XT) near the roundabout, about 800 metres from the Museum.

Getting to Dorchester by Rail: There are excellent rail links by Intercity on the London Waterloo to Weymouth line stopping at Dorchester South. Dorchester's other station - Dorchester West Station – is on the Great Western line that links Bristol to Weymouth. The Museum is about 15 minutes walk from either station.

Getting to Dorchester by bus or coach: There are good direct bus services to Dorchester from Weymouth, Poole Salisbury, Yeovil, Bridport, Lyme Regis, Blandford and Axminster.

There are daily longer distance National Express coach links to Dorchester from London Victoria (via Southampton), from Liverpool (via Birmingham), from Plymouth (via Exeter) and from Blackpool (via Manchester and Birmingham).