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The Dinosaur Museum

Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 269880
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Waste of money and time.

Very expensive admission fee for what it is. Visited a few years ago and was quite impressed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
electropainter
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Some nice exhibits but too expensive

A small museum with some very interesting exhibits, but venue didn't have space to show the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ian M
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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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3 days ago
“Some nice exhibits but too expensive”
6 days ago
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 am
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very expensive admission fee for what it is. Visited a few years ago and was quite impressed. Unfortunately it has seriously deteareated within that time.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A small museum with some very interesting exhibits, but venue didn't have space to show the exhibits to their best advantage. The admission was far too expensive and we struggled to make the visit last more than 45 minutes.

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited here with my Daughter and two Granddaughters of 3yrs and 5yrs. Queued for a long time in pouring rain, in anticipation at least of a fun couple of hours when we did get in. Obviously the building itself being small, didn’t allow for...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Spent about 30 minutes in this museum - it has some interesting exhibits for the kids, and good stories and explanations about dinosaurs and their evolution, but it’s all a bit randomly laid out, the museum is very small and overpriced as a result. Perhaps...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here as two famlies (group of 8) with our young children. It was horrible experience. Tiny school made into museum! There was no order or selected visiting time, or number of people at any one time, it was as many as they would fit...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 8 year old son was really looking forward to going and it didn't disappoint he loved it. He spent ages reading up on all the dinosaurs and took loads of pictures. Ignore the negative reviews and give it a go the kids will love...More

Thank Kelly P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Set up in a house this is a really well laid out museum. Two levels packed with things for kids to be involved in and lots of dinosaur models and activitys. Dont go here if youe expecting the natural history museum. Its a good little...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with husband and grandson 3 years old. Was charged £23 entry. I think 10 pound would of been the right price. Nice very small museum takes on more than an hour at the most. Grandson liked it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived and purchased the gold pass that grants entry into all 5 museums (although 2 of them are just upstairs and not really their own museum). Total cost for 2 adults and 5 children was £88!!!!! All 5 museums were boring and severely lacking...More

1  Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible value for money! Grandparents, parents, 2 uncles & 2 kids total cost of entry £63. Hoped to spend a couple of hours out of the rain but only took about half hour to look round the 3 small rooms. Kids were completely underwhelmed &...More

1  Thank Mandy P
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