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Dinosaur Facts
Stegosaurus had a brain the size of a walnut - only 3 centimetres long and weighing 75 grams. However,…


Open every day from 10am to 4pm. 7 days a week.

The Dinosaur Musuem is pleased to welcome you to our Covid Safe environment. 

We continue to strive to provide a covid-safe enjoyable environment and encourage visitors to respect fellow visitors’ space and to wear face-masks. We will continue to follow museum guidelines until the WHO declares the pandemic ended.   

Please phone 01305 269741 In the event of public awareness of increased national covid infections to check that we are able to open should circumstances change.


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...