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The Dinosaur Museum

Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 269880
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Pleasantly surprised!

Having read a host of negative reviews we attended with an open mind and were pleasantly surprised... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nikki B
via mobile
Visit with kids between Xmas and New Year

Quite e pensive for 4 adults, 1 child and 2 under 3s who were free.unless you have an interest in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vannes, France
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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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  • Very good18%
  • Average22%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible36%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having read a host of negative reviews we attended with an open mind and were pleasantly surprised. Yes it is a fairly small attraction but our 8 year old son absolutely loved it. There are lots of interactive activities and stacks of information for any...More

Thank Nikki B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite e pensive for 4 adults, 1 child and 2 under 3s who were free.unless you have an interest in Dinosaurs would not recommend. However the kids seem to have got a lot out of it!.

Thank caroleem48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our son and Grandson for a day out and what a great little museum this is. Very informative and plenty to engage our grandson. We all enjoyed it and would throughout recommend it.

Thank Kohinoor12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So after looking at places to take the children over the Christmas break we came across this place on the internet and we were really excited after looking on their website. We went there today and I have to say it was a disappointment. I...More

Thank tedstoneN
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small but good museum, it is pricey for what it is but it has quite a lot todo for an intensive hour of dinosaur discovery with children. The gift shop is quite good as well. The educational value of the museum is...More

Thank kushty500
Reviewed 27 November 2017 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

1  Thank RBRN
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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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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
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