World Heritage Museums

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Dinosaur Facts
Elasmosaurus was the longest plesiosaur at up to 14 metres (46 ft) long. Half of its length was its…


We will be open from 10am - 4pm EVERY WEEKEND and SCHOOL HOLIDAYS.

DECEMBER CLOSURES - We will be open every weekend but will be closed 17-18 December, 24 - 25 - 26 December. For Further information on our opening times please phone 01305 269741.

In the event of public awareness of increased national covid infections please phone 01305 26974 to check any changes to our opening conditions.


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...