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.
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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.
Transformed museum announces re-opening date
At 10am on Saturday 27 May Bridport Museum welcomes its first visitors after its major redevelopment.
Since its doors shut for the renovations in September passers-by have been caught peering in through the windows to try and catch a glimpse of the huge changes and new galleries inside.