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Portland Museum

Portland Museum


Portland’s history, from the beginning of time to 20th Century. Portland's social, natural and industrial history set in 2 thatched cottages. Home of Portland's considerable maritime history, and the setting for a shipwreck and smuggling exhibition. Find out about the history of the world famous Portland Stone and the Island’s Jurassic past. Have a closer look at treasures salvaged from the seas around the Island and learn about famous people who have a link to Portland.

217 Wakeham, Portland, Dorset, DT5 1HS
01305 821804 http://www.weymouth.gov.uk

Please check the website for up to date opening times.


Haynes International Motor Museum


UK's largest International Motor Museum. World famous Red Room - Adventure Play Area - Kids Race Track - Autogame Area - Top Trumps Trail - Restaurant - Year round events ranging from guest appearences by Bob teh Builder and Roary the Racing Car to Dream Car Rides and Live Auction Days.

Sparkford SOMERSET
01963 440804 www.haynesmotormuseum.co.uk

Open all day every day, (except 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan) Times vary, summer holidays open until 6pm.


Haynes International Motor Museum
Tutankhamun Exhibition - Dorset

Tutankhamun Exhibition - Dorset


Experience the mystery & excitement of the greatest discovery of ancient treasure of all time. This internationally renowned exhibition superbly recreates Tutankhamun's tomb, treasures and mummy spanning time itself. Extensively featured on TV throughout the world.

25 High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset
01305 269571

www.tutankhamun-exhibition.co.uk

Open 7 days a week all year round. April-Oct 9:30am-5:30pm November-March 10am-4:30pm. Closed 24th-26th December



Terracotta Warriors Museum - Dorset


The only museum outside China dedicate to the amazing Terracotta Warriors, the eighth wonder of the ancient world. Unique life-size museum replicas from China, costumes, armour & multimedia displays.

High East Street, Dorchester, Dorset
01305 266040

www.terracottawarriors.co.uk

Open 7 days a week all year round. April-Oct 9:30am-5pm. November-March 10am-4:30pm. Closed 24th-26th December.



Terracotta Warriors Museum - Dorset
Roman Baths

Roman Baths


Around Britain's only hot springs, the Romans built the finest religious spa in northern Europe. It still flows with natural hot water and is open daily. It is unaffected by plans to open Thermae Bath Spa 100 metres away.

Pump Room, Abbey Church Yard. BATH
01225 477785 www.romanbaths.co.uk

Open daily, closed 25th & 26th December Evening opening in July & August.


Fashion Museum


A world-class collection of contemporary and historical dress. Fashion delights, infuriates, divides, unites and, to a greater or lesser extent, affects us all. See real examples of historic and up-to-the minute fashions from the Fashion Museum collection in a new thematic display at the world-famous Fashion Museum in Bath.

www.fashionmuseum.co.uk



Fashion Museum
Royal Signals Museum

Royal Signals Museum


Activities include: Drive a simulator, direct a Laser beam, direction-find the enemy & breaking codes. Exhibitions include: ENIGMA - Y Service - SOE, Special Forces Wartime SAS, Animals at War, Motorcycle collection & Women at War; Prize winning. Discovery & fun trails for toddlers & children. Prizes for all participants.

Blandford DORSET
01258 482248 www.royalsignalsmuseum.com

Mon-Fri (All year) 10am-5pm Weekends & Bank Holidays. 16th Feb-30th Oct 10am-4pm; 17th Dec-5th Jan: Closed


The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum


The world's best collection of tanks, displayed in 5 large halls. From the very first tank to the very latest, we house over 250 vehicles from around the world. Dorset's largest Museum is a great day out for all the family whatever the weather. For information about special events and live action displays, see our website.

Bovington DORSET
01929 405096 www.tankmuseum.org

Open: 10am-5pm daily from February 2008


Fleet Air Arm Museum - Somerset


The Fleet Air Arm Museum is one of the must see's when in the Southwest, housing the largest European collection of Naval Aircraft. See Concordé, Harriers, Helicopters and award winning Aircraft Carrier Experience. Playground shop, licenced restaurant, parking and disabled facilities.
Ilchester, Yeovil SOMERSET
01935 840565 www.fleetairarm.com

Open April to Oct 10am to 5:30pm Nov to March 10am to 4:30pm


Fleet Air Arm Museum - Somerset
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - Hampshire

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard - Hampshire


Visit HMS Victory, Nelson's flagship and the Royal Naval Museum - home of the most significant set of permanent exhibitions devoted to the Battle of Trafalgar. Also see the Mary Rose, HMS Warrior 1860, and Action Stations!
HM Naval Base Portsmouth
02392 839766
www.historicdockyard.co.uk
April to Oct 10am-5:30pm Nov to March 10am-5pm Closed Xmas day please check for other Xmas opening times
Parking, Restaurant and part disabled access.


The Dinosaur Museum - Dorset


Explore the enthralling word of dinosaurs at this award winning museum. Voted one of Britain's top ten hands on museums, the Dinosaur Museum combines fossils, skeletons and life-size dinosaur reconstructions with hands on and multi-media displays. Frequently feaured on TV the mueum is great family fun for all

Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset
01305 269880

www.thedinosaurmuseum.com

Open 7 days a week all year round. April-Oct 9:30am-5:30pm November-March 10am-4:30pm. Closed 24th-26th December



The Dinosaur Museum - Dorset
Dorset Teddy Bear Museum - Dorset

Dorset Teddy Bear Museum - Dorset


Dorchester's unmissable family museum and unique teddy bear house with life-sized bears, is an enchanting and nostalgic experience. From the earliest teddies to todays TV favourites they're all waiting to meet you. The museum's charming period shop is probably the best in the south!

Antelope Walk, Dorchester, Dorset
01305 263200

www.teddybearmuseum.co.uk

Open 7 days a week all year round. 9:30am-5pm. Sundays 10am-4pm. Closed 25&26th December.



Teddy Bear Christmas


Experience Christmas as it used to be, as a large family of human-size bears celebrate in their festively decorated period home, complete with a visit from Bearfather Christmas. An enchanting and magical experience not to be missed, with sounds, lights and smells! A special occasion at the Teddy Bear Museum from 1/12/07 to 4/01/08.

Eastgate. High East St, Dorchester DORSET
01305 266040 www.teddybearhouse.co.uk

Open: 1st Dec 07 to 4th Jan 08 daily from 10am to 4.30pm (except 24-26 Dec)


Teddy Bear Christmas
Mummies of the Pharaohs - Dorset

Mummies of the Pharaohs - Dorset


Don't miss this superb collection of un-wrapped Royal Mummies, mummified sacred animals, deathmasks, and other treasures - specifically created for this fascinating exhibition. Discover the intimate secrets of the Kings of Ancient Egypt and the magic that protected their amazing mummified bodies.

Alington Street, Dorchester, Dorset
01305 269571

www.mummiesexhibition.co.uk

Open Daily 10am-5pm including Sundays. Closed 24th-26th December.



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