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Dorset County Museum

Dorset County Museum


High West Street
Dorchester
DT1 1XA

Contact

Linda Poulsen

Telephone

01305 756825

Fax

01305 257180
Email linda@dor-mus.demon.co.uk
Website www.dorsetcountymuseum.co.uk

Times of Opening

Monday-Saturday 10.00-5.00 and 7 days a week from May to October.
Discover Dorset's heritage in a stunning Victorian building.  Rocks and fossils, archaeology, wildlife, Thomas Hardy and other famous authors, the Roman attack on Maiden Castle, the story of Dorchester from its prehistoric origins to the present day, Roman mosaics - imaginatively displayed with interactives and free audio guides.

Some smuggling items and objects from the wreck of the Halsewell on display, including the hour glass.