Inspire the next generation of scientists, archaeologists, writers and artists with immersive learning experiences that bring our collections to life.

Are you planning a school visit? Choose between engaging, interactive workshops led by our experienced museum staff and volunteers or self-led visits to explore at your own pace.

Important Announcement

Friday 22 September 2023, The Victorian Hall will also be closed all day for a private function. The Fine Foundation Dorset Story Space, next the the Thomas Hardy's Dorset Gallery will also be closed for an hour around Midday.

  • Opening hours:

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

  • Admissions:

    10% discount for Adult and Young Person Unlimited Ticket booked online using discount code DM01

  • Dorset Museum

    High West Street
    Dorchester DT1 1XA

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How To Book

For booking your visit and lunch space or an unguided visit.
Call: 01305 262735

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Special Educational Needs

All our galleries and exhibitions have been designed with accessibility in mind. If you have specific needs, please tell the Learning Team when you book and we will do our best to support your visit.