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“Pricey, basic, very dated”

The Dinosaur Museum
Ranked #33 of 45 things to do in Dorchester
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed June 22, 2013

The kids were really excited about visiting the dinosaur museum but we were in and out in about half an hour. It looked like a school project not an award winning museum. It was sooooooo dated and tired. Basic computers running old program's, tatty exhibits, tvs too high up so kids couldn't see, a deeply scientific film that was way over kids heads etc etc. plus it cost over £20 for he 4 of us. Shocking.

6  Thank Pontiac F
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

My nephew was really looking forwards to visiting here after we picked up a leaflet about the museum. The museum is reasonably easy to find, how-ever we were really disappointed. The museum was no-where near as big as we expected and we though it was a complete rip off. It was like walking around a school classroom with homework on the walls. The shop is really expensive as well. We were in and out of here within 20mins at least. They should cut down the price by at least half of what it is now. Not recommended at all!

8  Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed June 10, 2013 via mobile

Avoid! Waste of time and money. A complete rip off. We were in and out in less than 20 minutes. The displays look like someone's homework project.

5  Thank KDrakeley
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

£7 for each adult and £5.50 for kids. What a waste of money. how overpriced ...it should be £2 adults and £1 children. Takes 10 mins to walk round the dull displays. No sign outsde saying the prices so we queued up in the rain thinking we were going to something 'award winning' and not aware of the rip-off price. DO NOT GO.

6  Thank jules333
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We visited the museum in May with our 3 year old and definitely wouldn't recommend it to anybody. It is small and too expensive for what it offers. It is says on its website that it is award- winning Dinosaur museum and it is very misleading. Disappointing visit.

3  Thank Lesley29
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