STAFF at Bridport Museum have thrown open their doors for the season with new displays – including a plesiosaur skeleton.

They have revamped upstairs display areas and mounted new exhibitions at the centre in South Street.

The new features include a Wedding Wonderland exhibition to mark the royal wedding and the plesiosaur skeleton.

Curator Emily Hicks said: “We have been busy over the winter period redecorating some of the upstairs display areas and mounting the new exhibitions for the season “The most recent addition to our Jurassic Coast gallery is a large plesiosaur skeleton.

“Mounting this has been a mammoth undertaking involving rebuilding a wall to take the weight of the display and its case.”

She added: “Our aim this season is to make learning more fun and hands-on for our younger visitors. “There will be Victorian costumes to try on, as well as slates to write with and games to play.

“There is also a new interactive in the Roman galleries with Roman toys and a mosaic to design.”

New exhibitions include Bridport Faces, which features portraits of prominent town and country people from the museum’s collection.

• On Wednesday, April 13 there will be a free mask-making day at the museum, between 10am and 5pm. It is suitable for all ages.