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The Dinosaur Museum

Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 269880
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Small museum but lots to look at

I agree with other reviews that the museum is small and does only take an hour to go around. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Expensive for what it is

Having been recommended a visit here I was looking forward to it as my little boy loves... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
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Britain's original dinosaur museum in Dorchester. Lots for all the family to see and do at this all weather attraction. including: -Fossils, skeletons and much more. -Life-size reconstructions -T-Rex and other dinosaurs -Hands-on and interactive exhibits -Mammoths, prehistoric mammals and reptiles. As featured on Blue Peter, The Tweenies, Tikkabilla and other TV programmes. Young explorers can enjoy free fun sheets! Look out for special events on most bank holidays! April to September open: 10 am to 5 pm October to March open 10 am to 4 pm
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  • Poor16%
  • Terrible37%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 04:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I agree with other reviews that the museum is small and does only take an hour to go around. I however thought it was still a lovely museum with plenty of Interesting dinosaurs to see and read about. My 5 year old enjoyed the dinosaur...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Having been recommended a visit here I was looking forward to it as my little boy loves dinosaurs. It cost us 23 pounds to get in and as other reviews have said took at most an hour to get around. There are some interesting bits...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

When one thinks of Dinosaur museums, it is difficult not to think 'big'. And these days everything is becoming bigger, more interactive, more wow, more breathtaking. You walk into the Natural History museum and bang! there is a blue whale and what is more, we've...More

Thank NHDG
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Went with our young son who is typically in love with all things dinosaur. As others have stated this is a small museum. In fact its tiny. Thats the trouble theres not enough of it to last more than 30-45 mins. The activities are ok...More

Thank Threepiecesuite
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

At £8.50 for an adult and £6.50 for a 4 year old, it's not worth it. Took about 20 minutes to look through the 2-3 rooms that they exhibit in.

Thank Markhowes
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Quite interesting and would be great for kids around 4-9 but really not great value for money given that it only took an hour from start to finish . At £9 per adult quite expensive for what it is.

Thank sunnyshores83
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Nice little museum, set in a tiny old school. The family ticket was £25.99, and when I asked we were told the whole experience would take 1 to 1.5 hours, depending on whether we watched the cinema film. Downstairs consists of 2 small rooms, and...More

Thank ThatGuyJay
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

The museum itself is tiny. I was charged £23.50 for two adults and a toddler, and we managed to see the whole museum in under 20 minutes. I would spend your money elsewhere.

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Fairly small museum that would be ideal for kids especially those who love dinosaurs. Certainly not cheap althoughg more reasonable when purchased as a group ticket with other local museums. Expensive for families.More

Thank Steve070872
Kiran R, Owner at The Dinosaur Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Steve070872, Thank you for taking the time to share about your recent visit to the museum. We do love making Dorchester our home and our building although not massive allows us to be easily accessible to the town centre as well as the local...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Not really worth what you pay to see the exhibits. This is only a place that the children will love. Fossils are quite interesting if you look past the knowledge that they are mostly replica's.More

Thank Pat D
Kiran R, Owner at The Dinosaur Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Dear Pat D, We appreciate the time you have taken to share your recent experience with us. We are very sorry to hear that you did not find your recent visit value for money. The museum is independently run and we rely solely on museum...More

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