What's on inDorchester

Welcome to Dorchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Dorchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Dorchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Tourist information Dorchester

Tourist Information

Everything you need to know if you're visiting Dorchester as a visitor or a resident.

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Forthcoming events in Dorchester

Tourist Attractions

Weymouth Sea Life Park

Sea Life ‐ a network of marine life aquariums stretching across much of Europe. Each of our attractions offers a unique insight into the lives of a myriad creatures from shrimps to sharks.Come and discover the amazing stories behind nature's hard cases:the crustaceans. …


Discovery is an independent, self‐financed hands‐on Science Centre. Our customers, young and old, spend an hour or more with us, enjoying our interactive exhibits ‐ there are dozens of them Discovery has over 60 exhibits covering a wide variety of experiences.Most of our visitors spend at least an…

Tank Museum

For generations man has dreamt of creating the invincible war machine to aid him to overcome his enemies in battle.For almost 2,000 years attempts were made but technical developments in the early Twentieth century, combined with the impetus of a terrible and bloody World War, finally…

Hardy's Cottage

Birthplace of novelist and poet Thomas HardyThomas Hardy was born in 1840 in this small cob and thatch cottage and from here he would walk to school every day in Dorchester, three miles away.It was built by his great‐grandfather and is little altered since the family…

The Dinosaur Museum

The only museum on mainland Britain solely devoted to dinosaurs, the award‐winning Dinosaur Museum is a treat, especially for children. The museum combines life‐sized reconstructions of dinosaurs with fossils and skeletons to create an exciting hands‐on experience. Multimedia displays tell the story of the giant prehistoric animals and…

Dorset County Museum

Welcome to the Dorset County Museum, where the story of Dorset's rich landscape unfolds in a range of fascinating displays.The Museum was founded in 1846 to help protect and record the county's unique historical and natural environment.Today visitors to the Museum can find out…

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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Dorchester? See our list of attractions in Dorchester, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.

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