Great bustards were native to Britain and used to live on parts of Dorset’s open grasslands. By the 1840s hunting and habitat changes had made these large birds extinct in Britain. Great bustards from Russia were reintroduced on to Salisbury Plain each autumn for ten years from 2004. Some of them have wintered on the Dorset coast.

Important Announcement

On Friday 2nd June 2023 the cafe TASTE at Dorset Museum cafe will be closed from 2pm
for a private function.