Recreates the sounds, smells and sights of ancient Egypt, including a fake-gold mock-up of a pharaoh's tomb.
Dorset County Museum
The Thomas Hardy collection here is the biggest in the world, offering extraordinary insights into his creative process – reading his...
Roman Town House
The knee-high flint walls and beautifully preserved mosaics here powerfully conjure up the Roman occupation of Dorchester (then...
Surf & Turf at Shelley's Plaice
Lobster pots and lifebelts dangle from the rafters at this kooky bistro, where the chalked-up menu depends entirely on what local...
Lonely Planet review
Dorchester's Michelin-starred eatery casts a culinary spell over seasonal produce. Look out for wild garlic and pungent truffles; duck might be teemed with spiced blackberry purée. The cheeseboard bears the very best of the west, served with apple chutney and homemade digestives. Booking is required.