Group and Tours

Visiting with special interest clubs, university students, or others?

We welcome groups and offer a discount to self-guided groups of 10 or more if you book ahead.

Why not enhance your visit with a tour or talk by one of our knowledgeable and friendly team, who add extra colour and richness to Dorset’s fascinating stories. We also offer specially tailored tours and workshops, including tours for those with particular access requirements.

  • Opening hours:

    Daily: 9.00am - 4.30pm
    Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Bank Holidays: 10.00am - 4.00pm

  • Dorset Museum

    High West Street
    Dorchester DT1 1XA

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  • For more information
    [email protected]

Upcoming Tours


21 March 2023, 11:00am - 12:00pm

Archaeology Highlights Tour

Explore archaeological treasures held by Dorset Museum – from Bronze Age gold to medieval silver -  in this volunteer-led tour.

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28 March 2023, 11:00am - 12:00noon

Dorset Museum Highlights Tour

Explore 250 million years of Dorset’s history in this volunteer-led highlights tour of Dorset Museum. Discover Roman mosaics, fossils from the Jurassic Coast, Thomas Hardy manuscripts and the sculptures of Elisabeth Frink – and plenty more along the way.

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Open daily 9.00am - 4.30pm | Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm
Cup on Café Table

If you’d like refreshments on your visit, take a look at our range of menus for groups, all available to pre-order and served in welcoming surroundings.