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The Dinosaur Museum

Address: Icen Way, Dorchester, England
Phone Number: 01305 269741
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Ranked #21 of 21 Attractions in Dorchester
Type: Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: One of Britain's top hands-on fossil museums.
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Type: Natural History Museums, Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: One of Britain's top hands-on fossil museums.

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English first
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We took our 10 year old granddaughter to this museum,and spent an enjoyable two hours there seeing a film show, many interactive displays,lots of reading. entertaining and very informative

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Every review here is right in their own way. I would have been pretty annoyed if I'd come here without reading these reviews and was expecting something like The Natural History Museum in London. And yes, it's pricey. We went on a rainy day with very young kids and it helped us kill 40mins. It feels like a school show... More 

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L-O-S
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30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We 'did' this museum as part of a ticket that gives access to 5 museums in Dorchester - can be used over a week, I believe, so it gives some useful rainy day options. The museum is small, but informative, with a quiz for the kids, and a lot of interesting displays including a fair amount of interactive stuff, videos,... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We were given free entry to the museum. In return, I would dearly love to give it a good review, but I really can't. It's awful. Read the terrible reviews, I agree with all of them. I'd be furious if I'd paid the entry fee.

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

We (two adults and three children aged 5, 3 and 1). The museum itself is okay. The children enjoyed looking at and touching the big dinosaurs, and my eldest liked the quiz. However in my opinion the negatives far outweigh the positives. The museum is very small and gets cramped easily. It would be impossible to take a buggy around... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This cost £26 for 3 adults and a 3 year old child. This museum is made up of 4 very small rooms with hardly anything to do in any of them. We found this museum was out dated and boring for children. We literally stayed about half an hour and even dragged this out because we had paid to get... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

An interesting way to spend a morning with my 3 year old. Lots of information & facts on display. The quiz was good fun even I learned a thing or two.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

For a small museum it was a wonderful place, great for any child who likes dinosaurs, even my 12 yr old who not into dinos enjoyed it, including the quiz. The only down side was the price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 via mobile

A great little museum & full of interesting exhibits. Well worth visiting if your in the area & interested in Dino's.

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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This Museum lacked everything, out of date. Nothing interactive. In fact i would go as far to say it was the worst museum I've ever been to. Needs serious updating and many more interactive things for visitors to do and see... Not recommended (At All)...

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