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The Dinosaur Museum

Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 269880
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Small but very interactive and child-orientated

Anyone who takes children to a museum knows that it's all about the kids and not them. You won't... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chickane
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Milton Keynes
Small family museum

We visited this museum on a Friday lunchtime to break up our journey home from holiday. We spent... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ladybirdintheuk
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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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 good17%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible38%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 04:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
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+44 1305 269880
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Reviewed yesterday

Anyone who takes children to a museum knows that it's all about the kids and not them. You won't get to stop and read all the information you want to but you will get to do everything twice at three times the speed. This museum...More

Thank Chickane
Reviewed yesterday

We visited this museum on a Friday lunchtime to break up our journey home from holiday. We spent an hour or so wandering round looking at all the hands on activities. Could easily have spent longer with an older child who could (and was willing...More

Thank Ladybirdintheuk
Reviewed yesterday

We enjoyed the dinosaur museum with a 2 and a 4 year old - more suitable for the 4 year old although we managed to keep the 2 year old occupied. Apart from the exhibits, there was a film running that we really liked all...More

Thank sausageEssex
Reviewed yesterday

OK so we bought the 5 museums in one ticket and along we went. This museum is for children. Nothing wrong with that, just to be aware of it. It's decent enough on a rainy day [as it was doing for us] but don't go...More

Thank Alistair C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not our idea to visit a museum in eftectively a house! It was dreadful and cost a family of 4 £25!!! Spend your days elsewhere.

1  Thank THE-MRS-UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay as part of the package offer but whilst interesting it was crammed with people on a wet day and the horn sound effects drove you insane. Young children were enjoying it but not not for nearly teenage boys

Thank Nicola P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's good, kids enjoyed it; friendly staff. It's only downside is it is small. If a bigger scale would be 5 stars.

Thank Trevor L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited last week with my 8yo and 2yo. It was....small, informative yes, but not hugely engaging. Lots of reading involved, which wasn't really doing it for my 8year old! The price was a lot for what you got, bearing in mind most museums are either...More

1  Thank Kaius2009
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Alot of money for 2 rooms. Very dissapointed with this as my grand son love dinosaurs. Too small rooms . My husband's comment was "That's 25 mins and £23 that I will never get back." Visited 2 museums and in all it lasted just over...More

1  Thank Lizzie R
Kiran R, Manager at The Dinosaur Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lizzie R, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that you found your visit to The Dinosaur Museum a disappointing experience. We are very concerned that you felt the museum consisted of only...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Do not come here!! The entry price in no way reflects what's inside. It's essentially 2 rooms and a "cinema " which you can do in about 20 mins. Even if your kids are really into dinosaurs be wary of coming here unless you're prepared...More

3  Thank Gemma A
Kiran R, Manager at The Dinosaur Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Gemma A, We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your visit and did not find it value for money. The museum is independently run and relies solely on the income from ticket sales and the gift shop. We try to make...More

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