Dorset Museums

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  • Schoolchildren on a visit to Priest's House Museum
  • Visitors browse the exhibits at Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden
  • Visitors at the Red House Museum and Gardens

Welcome to the Dorset Museums website

There’s something for everyone in Dorset’s museums and galleries from the Victorian splendour of the Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum in the West to the amazing array of dinosaur fossils to be found in Lyme Regis Museum on the County’s eastern border.

This site provides a gateway to everything Dorset museums have to offer.
Find out more about all the museums near you or use the search function to plan a perfect day discovering Dorset’s fascinating history.

Planning a Fun Day for the Family or Scheduling a School Trip?
The Facilities and Learning sections on the museum information pages will help you discover which Dorset museums are best suited to your needs and interests.

Latest News

Grab a great opportunity to help lead a thriving community museum team - Applications Invited for Trustees for Weymouth Museum

Weymouth Museum Trust would like to invite applications for new trustees to play a leading role in the future of this important town museum and its collection.

Weymouth Museum Trust is constituted as a registered company and charity and its trustees are responsible for the effective governance of the museum and ensuring it fulfils its mission and delivers its vision.

More information can be found here