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The Dinosaur Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 04:00
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Jones family

1 adult, 1 senior a 5 ye old and a 3 yr old An extortionate £30. Essentially 2 rooms plus a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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A Visit to Dorchester's Dinosaur Museum

We were disappointed by this attraction, and had expected far more from the £8.50 each entry charge... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 weeks ago
“Jones family”
8 Oct 2018
“A Visit to Dorchester's Dinosaur Museum”
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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Icen Way, Dorchester DT1 1EW, England
+44 1305 269880
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Writing this partly in response to some of the ridiculous reviews on this site, especially those saying they should pay a fiver for a family. Let's get a few things straight: yes, it's a small building, looks like an old primary school. yes, the decor...More

7  Thank glawster73
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 August 2010

I would just like to add to the negative comments on this museum to try to ensure that no one else wastes their money. It's bad. Read the reviews. It doesn't seem to have changed. The (2 or 3) rooms are still small, dark and...More

34  Thank BigNewPrinz
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two adults and one 4 year old total cost £23 for a half hour visit. Such a waste of money for looking around a couple of rooms. If it was a couple of quid each then ok.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1 adult, 1 senior a 5 ye old and a 3 yr old An extortionate £30. Essentially 2 rooms plus a "cinema" showing a dramatised film featuring dinasaur characters. The graphics were good but the commentary was dreadful. So dumbed down and using dreadful popular...More

Thank helandanne
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We were disappointed by this attraction, and had expected far more from the £8.50 each entry charge - with no seniors or student discount either! The dinosaurs, were for the most part just fibreglass replicas, with few actual fossil skeletons. There are a few of...More

Thank aramis
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

The museum itself was interesting, lots of facts and things to look at. It’s very small and took us about half an hour to look around. Unfortunately it is very overpriced, 2 adults and a 3 year old was £23, it wasn’t worth that.

Thank Plantosaurus
Reviewed 21 September 2018

I think a lot of people on here have missed the point. This is a beautiful museum spread over four rooms. One of the rooms is actually, well they modestly call it a “cinema” but I would call it an amazing visual experience. It has...More

6  Thank max e
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

It's ok, my 3 year old boy loved it but it's just a bit small and for the price I was expecting something more. Parking is a nightmare and as it was small we drove past it.

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Which is a good job, as the museum is a bit small, with lots of replica fossils etc. Luckily it also has lots and lots of information on the walls. In reality it’s ok, but certainly not up there with some of the countries better...More

Thank PhilHough
Reviewed 25 August 2018

We visited the Dinosaur Museum on 20.08.2018, I took my two sons (16yrs and 9yrs old) as part of our trip whilst on holiday in St Leonards. Firstly don't go there expecting the Natural History museum! It's not the biggest museum in the world but...More

2  Thank robbycox
Reviewed 23 August 2018

The museum was very small and took about 30 minutes maximum to go round, the entry fee is very expensive. I can see why they dont have any photos on the advertizing leaflet, as others have said it is in what seems like a converted...More

1  Thank Ian B
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

My 3 year old son loves dinosaurs so we paid a visit here during our holiday. Very disappointed. Although he and my 3 year old daughter loved it, it was tiny, there were far too many people crammed in to have a proper look at...More

Thank Rebecca H
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