Go Museum Hopping and Enjoy a Fine Meal at a Restaurant in Dorset

Dorset is a county located in South West England and is one of the popular holiday destinations. To give yourself the best possible holiday, stay at one of the luxurious Dorset holiday cottages. The holiday cottages not only provide excellent accommodation, but also have facilities to accommodate pets. The Dorset holiday cottages are located near shopping centres and other popular attractions thereby giving guests a chance to enjoy a fine holiday in Dorset. Here are a few museums and a restaurant worth visiting while staying at one of the holiday cottages.

The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum situated in Bovington is one of the museums worth visiting. The museum has the best collection of tanks in the whole world and is a great way to enjoy a day. You might want to leave your Dorset holiday cottage first thing in the morning to be able to explore and enjoy this museum to the fullest. There are around 200 vehicles in the museum. If you are holidaying with your children, they will surely enjoy exploring the various trenches of the 1st World War. You will be able to experience all the action of war with the special explosive displays. The Tank Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is a great place to visit while staying at the holiday cottages.


Indis was started in 2002 and since then it has built up a reputation as being a place for serving excellent Indian cuisine. Indis is located in Westbourne, a short distance away from Bournemouth. You can take the drive from your Dorset holiday cottage and get to Indis without much difficulty. Indis proudly boasts of using individual curry pastes for each dish, unlike many other restaurants. You do not have to be worried about the dishes being very spicy; all dishes are prepared with the finest ingredients according to the desire of the guests. Some of the dishes you can try are; Paneer Chicken (Succulent chicken cooked with fresh herbs, capsicum, onions and homemade cottage cheese), Chicken or Lamb Tikka or Sheek Kebab. For the main course you can try the Whole Lobster Platter, Minty Lamb or the Goa Duck to name just a few. You can also ask the restaurant to pack an order-to-go if you want to take some food back to your holiday cottage.

Royal Signals Museum

A visit to Dorset without visiting the Royal Signals Museum will be incomplete. If you are staying at one of the Dorset holiday cottages you will be able to easily get to the museum. If you are holidaying with your family, visiting this museum will be an exciting experience for you and for your children. At the museum you will be able to drive a simulator, break codes, find the enemy, guide the laser beam, practice Morse code and even set up a satellite network. The museum includes various wartime exhibits like the motorcycle collection, exhibition of various animals used in the war, airborne forces and dispatch riders. There is also an area with fun trails for toddlers and children. The museum is open Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; but is closed on weekends and bank holidays.