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Dorset County Museum

Dorset County Museum is situated in the county town of Dorchester, just under ten miles from our Weymouth guest house. A lively museum in a beautiful building, where the fascinating permanent displays are supplemented by lots of exhibitions, performances and events including contemporary art and music (see website for details).

Visit on a Wednesday to include a visit to Dorchester Market, the best market in the area.


Meet Dorset’s real dinosaurs in the Jurassic Coast Gallery and learn about the giant creatures that once roamed the lands and seas which existed before Dorset was even created.

Ancient Dig

Dig down into the Archaeology Gallery, which will lead you on a tour from prehistoric to Roman Dorset, and see the skeletons of ancient Britons brutally murdered at Maiden Castle.

Victorian Hall

Visit the nostalgic and atmospheric Victorian Hall, one of the few places in Europe you can follow in the footsteps of ancient Romans by actually walking on Roman mosaic floor

Novelists and Poets

Visit Thomas Hardy’s study, see the recently acquired Hardy Players’ Theatre, absorb the atmosphere in the room dedicated to poet William Barnes room and explore the lives and works of all Dorset’s literary greats.

Contact Info

Dorset County Museum
High West Street
Tel No: +44 (0) 1305 262735

Distance From Harbour Lights
Guest House:

9.2 Miles