Visit Us


Our 2021 season is 24th July – 31st October.  We are open at the times below :

  • Opening days and times:

Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Bank Holidays:  10.30am – 16.00pm

Sundays:   14.00pm – 16.30pm

Admission Prices :


Students (16 and over) £1
Accompanied children (under 16) Free

Or for £7 for individual membership, or £10 for a family, become a “Friend of the Museum” with unlimited visits during the year, the Friends Newsletter and other benefits. See

  • Road directions:

A3066 Bridport to Yeovil.   Turn onto B3163 Whitcombe Road towards Evershot and Dorchester.  The Museum is 20 metres on the left, but there is limited parking in the immediate vicinity.

For public parking, use either The Square, Beaminster for up to two hours, or Yarn Barton DT8 3EF.

  • Accessibility:

Accessible for wheelchair users. Ground floor and toilet wheelchair accessible via ramp at entrance.  Upper gallery accessible by stairlift, with use of wheelchair provided.  Please contact the Museum prior to your visit if accessibility is of importance to you.

  • Payment methods:

Cash or contactless payments accepted.

Prior booking is required. Please contact the Museum to discuss.  Out-of-hours visits welcome.

The local museum of life in Jurassic West Dorset showcasing work, hobbies and inventions from the Stone Age to the present.

Something for all the family to enjoy.