Attractions in Museums

  • University museum celebrating plastics in design. Collection contains over 8,000 international, historical and contemporary design examples

  • Moors Valley Country Park is a 1000 acre country park and forest located in Ashley Heath on the border of Dorset and Hampshire.

  • 65 acres homing over 150 rescued primates. Open daily.

  • A romantic valley garden surrounding an Elizabethan manor house with church, stable block, coach house, dovecote and courtyard.

  • Working 17th c water mill and Museum of Rural Bygones. Also features tea rooms, cafe and craft centre

  • Iron Age hillfort located just outside of Dorset.

  • The local history of Lyme Regis represented by maritime and domestic objects, and illustrated by painting, prints and photographs.

  • This castle dates from the 17th century and offers a variety of attractions including an indoor children's activity room, animal farm, an 18th century Chapel and jousting shows.

  • Play 'Solo', 'All against all', and the 'Team' games in purpose built arena with castle towers, turrets, ramps, mazes, swirling fog and state of the art sound and lighting effects.

  • Located in East Dorset is Knoll Gardens, a year round tourist attraction that is attached to a nursery and is home to over 5,000 plant species including many rare varieties.

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