The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum houses a magnificent fine art collection built by hotel-owner Merton Russell-Cotes and his wife Annie. The collection is housed in an opulent late-Victorian villa that the couple gave to the town of Bournemouth. East Cliff Promenade, Bournemouth, Dorset, England, BH1 3AA
Museum: Only the excavated foundations remain of Shaftesbury's 9th century Benedictine Abbey, but the story of the abbey is brought to life in this excellent museum. Park Walk, Shaftesbury, Dorset, England, SP7 8JR
The Tank Museum is a large collection of military tanks and other armoured vehicles on display at the old military base at Bovington Camp, Dorset. It was originally known as the Bovington Tank Museum but the 'Bovington' part of the name has been dropped. Linsay Road, Bovington, Dorset, England, BH20 6JG
Dorchester Dinosaur Museum is the only British museum focused entirely on dinosaurs. Children will love the life-sized dinosaur models, and visitors can handle real fossils. There are interactive displays and hands-on opportunities to learn about the life of dinosaurs millions of years ago. Icen Way, Dorchester, Dorset, England, DT1 1EW
This modern museum stands at the centre of a row of six cottages built in memory of the Tolpuddle Martyrs. The Memorial Cottages were built in 1934 by the Co-operative Wholesale Society to commemorate the centenary of the Martyrs' trial.
Dorset is perhaps not the place you'd expect to find a piece of Egypt! The Tutankhamun Exhibition is an accurate recreation of King Tut's tomb as it appeared when Howard Carter rediscovered it in 1922. You can imagine that you are Carter himself, making one of the great archaeological discoveries of all time. So accurate is the recreation that the Tutankhamun Exhibition has been used as a film and documentary setting on numerous occasions. High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, England, DT1 1UW
The Ilchester Arms Hotel is a charming 16th Century coaching inn that has been tastefully decorated to be stylish and comfortable without loosing the character of its heritage. The rooms are all unique with their own quirky points differing in size and style they represent hundreds of years of history. …