The best museums in Dorchester in 2022

These are the top 10 best museums in Dorchester, England, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Dorchester, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Dorchester.

These are the best museums in Dorchester:

  1. Dorset County Museum1

    Dorset County Museum

    Dorchester
    Dorset County Museum is a museum in Dorchester. The museum features exhibits related to Costume and Textiles, Fine Art, Archives, Archaeology, Social History, Personalities, Music, Coins and Medals and Natural Sciences.
  2. Max Gate2

    Max Gate

    Dorchester
    Max Gate, home to Dorset's most famous author and poet Thomas Hardy, was designed by the writer himself in 1885. This atmospheric Victorian home is where Hardy wrote some of his most famous novels including Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure, as well as most of his poetry.
  3. The Keep Military Museum3

    The Keep Military Museum

    Dorchester
    The Keep Military Museum is a museum in Dorchester. The museum features exhibits related to: coins and medals, social history, weapons and war and archives. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include: our special exhibition this year is a commmoration of the gallipoli campaign and,in part
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  5. Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum4

    Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum

    Dorchester
    Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum is a museum in Dorchester. The museum features exhibits related to Law and Order and Social History. Key themes, people and exhibits in the museum include Tolpuddle Martyrs and Trade unions.
  6. Roman Town House5

    Roman Town House

    Dorchester
  7. Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum6

    Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

    Dorchester
    Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum brings over 200 years of justice and injustice to life. Walk in the footsteps of people whose lives were forever changed in the historic court at Dorchester’s Shire Hall. Immerse yourself in the cells before ascending to the dock. Experience it for yourself.
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  9. The Dinosaur Museum7

    The Dinosaur Museum

    Dorchester
    The Dinosaur Museum is a museum in Dorchester. The museum features exhibits related to Archaeology.
  10. 8

    Teddy Bear Museum

    Dorchester
    Teddy Bear Museum is a museum in Dorchester. The museum features exhibits related to Toys and Hobbies.
  11. 9

    The Tutankhamun Exhibition

    Dorchester
    The Tutankhamun Exhibition is a museum in Dorchester. The museum features exhibits related to: archaeology.
  12. 10

    Terracotta Warriors Museum

    Dorchester

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