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The Dinosaur Museum

Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 269880
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Too over priced for what it is

I don't like to leave a bad review and very rarely do! This is just set in a house style building... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tamworth, United Kingdom
via mobile
A bit dated but interesting

Given this is Jurassic coast country, I thought it could be a bit more professional. Staff were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul S
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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
  • Excellent9%
  • Very good17%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible38%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 04:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 269880
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don't like to leave a bad review and very rarely do! This is just set in a house style building with an upstairs and downstairs room. A few model dinosaurs and fossils and facts stuck up. There were a few interactive things upstairs, a...More

Thank LMA123X
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Given this is Jurassic coast country, I thought it could be a bit more professional. Staff were welcome though.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The literature gives the impression of big skeletons, amazing reconstructions and lots to do. You'd be forgiven for thinking the place would be big to fit this all in, but it really isn't. There are a few reconstructions, a dinosaur from doctor who, a "cinema"...More

Thank Flams
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great afternoon at the museum. My 11 year enjoyed the quiz which ended with a medel for him. Lots of bones and lots of facts to read. Worth a visit.

Thank James T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a small, second-rate place, hidden away in a backstreet away from the town centre. Having visited the splendid Jurassic Coast display at the County Museum, this place looked shabby, the information on the boards was very poor, and you can see everything...More

Thank smallspender
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not value for money and very expensive for a family of 5. Took us 1 hr to go round and completed the activity. Very cramped into an old house. Could be really good if spaced out better. Had some good interactive activities.

Thank BossyM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very poor museum. It's basically a fairly large house with some dinosaur sculptures/models and an attempt at a few interactive exhibits for kids. If you have littles go to the children's play cafe a short walk away instead (Munchkins Play Cafe 33...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went today with our son, 4 and daughter, 3...paid £23 entrance fee. Staff uninterested. Exhibits old and tired. Not inspiring or engaging at all. Stayed 20 minutes before leaving....not worth the money! Give it a miss!

Thank Mcdavies123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Dinosaur Museum on the Gold Saver Ticket available from World Heritage Website.My Wife and I went on a rainy day,the exhibition was great according to my wife,but I am doing the review and I thought it was just above average.Children would...More

Thank Cliff0705
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Recently visted the museum with my family. My lad 4 loves dinosaurs and Jurassic Parks. When he saw this place he was gutted we spent 20mins there and he wanted to leave. The dinosaurs are dated and even plastic toys, the building is just a...More

1  Thank Elduce1984
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