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Dorset County Museum

Dorset County Museum Fossil Exhibit

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Gift Aid Entry£7.00 per ticket
Adult Standard Entry£6.35 per ticket
Child / Student Entry£3.50 per ticket
Children under 5Free
Disabled Gift Aid Entry (inc. one carer)£6.50 per ticket
Disabled Standard Entry (inc. one carer)£5.90 per ticket
Over 60 Gift Aid Entry£6.50 per ticket
Over 60 Standard Entry£5.90 per ticket

Opening Times

Winter (1 Nov 2017 - 30 Mar 2018)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Summer (30 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
Monday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change
High West Street
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Tel01305 262735

Tel01305 257180


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    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    By Car

    There is a set down point in front of Dorset County Museum but unfortunately we have no car park of our own. The nearest car park (including disabled parking) is the 'Top of Town’ car park just beyond the roundabout at the end of High West Street. The walk to the Museum is 500 metres and the route is signposted.

    Public Transport Directions

    By Bus

    Dorchester's main bus stop is located directly outside the Dorset County Museum and we are served by the following routes:

    7 - Forston / Charminster 31 - Axminster / Lyme Regis / Bridport / Dorchester 101 - Crossways / Overmoigne 183 - Salisbury / Blandford/ Weymouth 212 - Yeovil 216 - Yeovil / Sheborne 307 - Sturminster Newton 323 - Sturminster Newton 347 - Bere Regis / Poole 387 - Poole

    By Train

    Dorset County Museum is within easy walking distance of both Dorchester South Station (which is served by South West Trains running routes from and to London, Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole and Weymouth) and Dorchester West Station (which is served by Great Western Railway running routes from and to Bristol, Castle Cary, Yeovil and Weymouth).

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