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DINOSAUR SAFARI
The Expo Centre, Old Christchurch Lane, Bournemouth Tel 01202 293544

Description
Inventive interactive computer fun and knowledge with dinosaurs

Location
Bournemouth

Opening Times
Apr-Oct Wed, Sun and BH 10-5

Disabled Access
Facilities.

Admission Prices
Adult £4 Child £2

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DINOSAUR MUSEUM
Icen Way Dorchester Tel 01395 269880

Description
Fossils, skeletons, life size models, interactive displays and audio visual shows.

Location
Just off High East Street in town centre

Opening Times
Daily 10-5 closed Sun

Admission Prices
Adults £3.50 Child £2.25

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DORSET COUNTY MUSEUM

High West Street, Dorchester DT 1XA Tel 01395 257 499

Description
Museum of the year ward winner. Displays of Dorset archaeology and life.

Location
Just off High East Street in town centre

Opening Times
Daily 10-5 closed Sun

Admission Prices
Adults £3.50 Child £2.25

Dorchester
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HARBOUR MUSEUM
West Bay Bridport Tel 01308 420997

Description
History of Bridport harbour.

Location
Off A35 1.5 mile west of Bridport.

Opening Times
Apr-Oct 10-6

Admission Prices
Unconfirmed

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HARDY'S COTTAGE
Higher Bockhampton Near Dorchester DT2 8QJ Tel 01305 262366

Description
A small thatched cottage where the poet and novelist Thomas Hardy was born in 1840. It was built by his great grandfather and little has altered. No toilets.

Location
3 miles NE of Dorchester .5 mile south of A35. Rail Dorchester South and Dorchester West (4 miles)

Opening Times
Ar-Oct 11-6 (closed Thurs)

Disabled Access
Wheelchair access to garden only

Admission Prices
£3 NT

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MAIDEN CASTLE
Near Dorchester

Description
This is the finest Iron Age hill fort in Britain. The earthworks are enormous with a series of ramparts and complicated entrances.

Location
2 miles south of Dorchester off A354, north of bypass. Rail: Dorchester south or west (2 miles)

Opening Times
Any reasonable time

Disabled Access
Steep hills

Admission Prices
Free

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MAPPERTON GARDENS
Beaminster DT8 3NR 01308 862645

Description
Terraced hillside gardens with formal borders trees and shrubs. Also fountains and grottoes

Location
2 mile south east of Beaminster off B3163/A356. Beaminster is between Bridport and Crewkerne on A3066

Opening Times
Mar-Oct 2-6

Disabled Access
Unconfirmed

Admission Prices
Adult £3 Child £1.50

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MILITARY MUSEUM OF DEVON & DORSET
The Keep, Bridport Road, Dorchester DT1 1RN Tel 01305 264066

Description
Three centuries of military history from several west country regiments

Location
Dorchester

Opening Times
Mon-Sat 9-5

Disabled Access
Facilities

Admission Prices
Adult £2 Child £1

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