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An internationally acclaimed re-creation of Tutankhamun's tomb and treasures. Full school service and specialist Egyptian shop.
The story of Dorset's rich landscape told in a series of facinating displays. Founded in 1846, the diverse collections include Roman mosaics, original Thomas Hardy manuscripts and fossilised dinosaur…
Touch screen computers, videos, medals, uniforms and medals representing Devonshire & Dorset Regiments and Yeomanry.
Britain's only museum solely devoted to dinosaurs. Fossils, skeletons and life sized reconstructions, combined with audiovisual and hands-on displays.
An unmissable family museum and Teddy Bear House with people sized bears. Includes the earliest teddies and todays TV favourites.
Exhibition featuring a group of the life sized clay warriors created in China by the conservation technicians who preserve and restore the warriors after excavation.
Iron Age hillfort located just outside of Dorset. Maiden Castle is one of the largest and most complex such sites in Europe with rows of ramparts and an enclosure the size of 50 football pitches
One of a network of marine life aquariums stretching across Europe. Key attractions include otter, seal & penguin sanctuaries, tropical shark nursery, splash lagoon and pirate mini golf.
This museum tells the harrowing tale of the Martyrs arrest, trial and punishment, set out in four sections.
An 8 acre site of ponds & lakes, plants, native trees, wild plants and flowers. Attractions include The Museum, Tropical House, Extensive Plant Centre and Monet Tearooms.
This Forte forms part of the defensives of Portland Harbour, a man-made enclosure of the old sheltered anchorage of Portland Roads. Facinating displays, a large collection of artefacts and magnificent…
Large 17th century manor house and gardens originally the seat of the Russell family
The Abbey of St Peter was a Benedictine monastery founded in the 11th century. All that remains of the abbey now is a single wall
Small 15th century chapel set on the hill overlooking Abbotsbury and the coast beyond.
Isolated cottage that was the home to T. E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia'). It was donated to the National Trust after Lawrence's death and is now a museum, dedicated to Lawrence.
The only place in the world where you are able to walk through the heart of a colony of nesting Mute Swans.
Originally founded in 1765 as a kitchen garden, the site now occupies 20 acres and is stocked with a range of exotic plants many of which were newly-discovered species at the time
The world's largest and finest collection of Armoured Fighting Vehicles, from World War I tanks to the latest main battle tank of the British Army.
Iron Age hill fort situated on Wears Hill above the village. Believed to have been the work of the Durotriges, a Celtic tribe