Dorset County Museum
A splendid Victorian gallery, with painted cast-iron pillars and arches supporting a glass roof, is home to this museum exhibiting memorabilia from the writer Thomas Hardy. The furniture, paintings and documents came from Max Gate, a house he had built in 1885. The museum also features a reconstruction of the author's study.
Address:High West Street, DT1 1XA Dorchester
Price:6.35 £ (children 3.50 £)
Apr-Oct: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; rest of year: 10am-4pm