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Dinosaurland - Lyme Regis

Dinosaurland Fossil Museum is a traditional museum with more than 10,000 specimens on p... read more
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Terracotta Warriors Museum

The terracotta warriors were the creation of the First Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huangdi. Discovered in 1974 the 8000 fantastic life-size clay warriors that protected the tomb of the First Emperor, are now regarded as the 8th Wonder of the Ancient Wo... read more
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£5 to £10

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The Dinosaur Museum

The only museum on mainland Britain dedicated to dinosaurs, the original Dinosaur Museum is a treat, especially for children. The museum combines life-sized reconstructions of dinosaurs with fossils and skeletons to create an exciting hands-on experience. Hands on, interactive and AV disp... read more
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The Teddy Bear Museum

Discover the 100 year history of the teddy bear with bears from the very earliest right up until today. Famous bears including Rupert, Winnie the Pooh, and Paddington are on display. All is set within the ‘Edwardian style home’ of Edward... read more
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The Tutankhamun Exhibition

At the Tutankhamun Exhibition experience the magnificence and wonder of the world's greatest discovery of ancient treasure. Be there at the discovery, then explore the ante-chamber filled with treasures including golden animal couches and the sentinel figures of Tutankhamun. Smell the ... read more
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All Saints' Church, Nether Cerne

A Riverside Church in the Cerne Valley This pastoral and picturesque riverside church by an old manorwas built primarily in the 13th century. All Saints has a stone tower topped with pinnacles and vigorously carved angel-gargoyles. Inside is an unusual melon-shap... read more
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Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium

Lyme Regis Marine Aquarium is an all weather family attraction located on the picturesque and historic harbour wall known as the Cobb. The aquarium provides a fascinating insight into the wonders of the aquatic life found locally along the Jurassic coastline. The aq... read more
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Holy Trinity Old Church, Bothenhampton

A Church in the Lea of the Downs Tucked somewhat magically under the Downs at the end of a lane, this Medieval parish church is beautifully located inside a walled churchyard. Only the 13th century chancel and 15th century tower s... read more
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Melplash Show

The Melplash Agricultural Show takes place at the Showground, West Bay, Bridport on Thursday 27th August 2015. Attracting around 18,000 visitors a year from town and country, it is no surprise that it is regarded as the South West’s Premier one day A... read more
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St Cuthbert Old Chancel, Oborne

A Tiny and Enchanting Survivor This enchanting small building in golden stone is sandwiched between the A30 and the main train line from London. Only the chancel survives of the 1553 church, which must have been one of the last to be built... read more
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