There is a set down point directly in front of Dorset County Museum and the nearest car park (including disabled parking) is the 'Top of Town’ car park just beyond the roundabout at the end of High West Street. Use this tool to build your own journey or choose from an exciting range of specially selected tours. Dorset County Museum to close for two years for £15m revamp. Dorset's award winning County Museum situated in High West Street, Dorchester is your first port of call for information about Thomas Hardy, a host of other Dorset literary figures, the Jurassic Coast, the county's history and much more. Archaeologists make discoveries on day one of Dorset museum dig. The plans also include a learning centre, library, cafe and shop. Is there a gap between public and private sector pay? We continue to remain accessible through … 'This is War': Poland’s battle for abortion. Welcome to the Itinerary Planner. Dorset County Museum Offices The Old Warehouse 31a Durngate Street Dorchester Dorset DT1 1JP Open: Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm. Takeaway picnics…, NOW CLOSED. Archaeologists make discoveries on day one of Dorset museum dig, 'This is War': Poland’s battle for abortion. We are within walking distance of Dorchester South and Dorchester West train stations. All Rights Reserved. When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine? The Museum is continuing to inspire, educate and entertain all generations on its county-wide tour exhibiting in towns and at … Complete with new galleries, a learning centre, collections storage, a library and visitor facilities the new Museum will become a cultural destination at the heart of Dorset’s community. Their restaurant…, Weymouth SEA LIFE Adventure Park has now re-opened for pre-booked tickets. Please contact Traveline South West for full details about service bus operators and route timetables. In 2018 Dippy, a plaster-cast of a dinosaur which was usually housed in the Natural History Museum, London, was exhibited at the Dorset County Museum from 10 February 2018 to the 7 May 2018. Currently only 1.5% of its collection can be be displayed. A pop-up museum will be touring Dorset while the County Museum is closed for almost two years for its multi-million pound make over. Vineyard Cafe now open 7 days a week. REOPENS 22 MARCH 2021Bennetts Water Gardens has now re-opened. In the meantime, the Museum is continuing to inspire, educate and entertain all generations on its county-wide tour … During the closure, which begins on 1 October, the museum will take its artefacts on the road in … The first will be in Dorchester's Brewery Square until February 2019 before it begins a tour of the county. The Weymouth Mystery…, CLOSES 01/11/2020 FOR THE SEASON UNTIL SPRING 2021, DATE TBAThe Swannery is now open…. VideoWhen can I get the COVID-19 vaccine? .css-8h1dth-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-8h1dth-Link:hover,.css-8h1dth-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. If you love the sand sculptures on the beach,…, Tours are now available to book. - See 428 traveller reviews, 119 candid photos, and great deals for Dorchester, UK, at Tripadvisor. Walk up South Street to the very top. During the closure, which begins on 1 October, the museum will take its artefacts on the road in a "pop-up museum". Dorset County Museum is to shut for two years while a new £15m extension is built. The walk to the Museum is 500 metres and the route is signposted. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to: Public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair. People have tracked down the mystery Utah monolith. Tomorrow’s Museum for Dorset starts its two-year county tour this week following the closure of Dorset County Museum as it undergoes its long-anticipated, multi-million pound transformation. © 2020 BBC. Check their website to…, Athelhampton House and Gardens is now open for pre-booked ticket entry. Copyright 2020 Visit Dorset. Dorset County Museum closed in October 2018 for a two-year multi-million pound redevelopment. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the: Staff have had disability awareness training, Non-smoking policy throughout the attraction, Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility, Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users, Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility, Know Before You Go - Covid-19 information, Dorsets Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Areas Of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), https://www.facebook.com/dorsetcountymuseum/. Level access (i.e. You are here: Things To Do > Dorset County Museum. *LATEST UPDATE* The Museum is currently closed for re-furbishment and will reopen in 2021. Please contact the venue for further information. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. However, the museum now has gone on "tour", currently there is a very interesting "pop up" site in the Brewery Quarter, - just 100 yards from Dorchester South rail station. Dorset County Museum closed in October 2018 for a multi-million pound redevelopment. To build your own Itinerary, click to add an item to your Itinerary basket. Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance. There are…, Nothe Fort is now reopen to visitors with new measures in…, Turn a regular day out in Weymouth into a full-blown adventure! What are the rules for the new Covid tiers? Ex-convict's tribute to 'special' Jack Merritt. The main museum in Dorchester's High street West is closed for some 18 months - 2 years in order to carry out extensive renovations. Fossils, skeletons, life-size dinosaur reconstructions plus…, *Temporarily closed*. Dorset County Museum: Closed for major renovation - See 428 traveller reviews, 119 candid photos, and great deals for Dorchester, UK, at Tripadvisor. It is not a requirement that all parties be notified of all works that take place. Complete with new galleries, a learning centre, collections storage, a library and visitor facilities the new Museum will become a cultural destination at the heart of Dorset’s community. 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Find out more here. The Dorset County Museum, where the story of Dorset's rich landscape and history unfolds in a range of fascinating displays. Complete with new galleries, a learning centre, collections storage, a library and visitor facilities the new Museum will become a cultural destination at the heart of Dorset’s community. 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