Dinosaur footprints and the archive of novelist Thomas Hardy are among the treasures that helped Dorset County Museum attract more than £10m in Heritage Lottery Funding.
the 150-year-old museum has ambitious plans to build a new Discovery Centre so it can bring the rest of its collection out of storage.
It's not all good news for dinosaur fans though. Jurassica, the Attenborough-backed project to create a spectacular prehistoric attraction on Portland on the scale of Cornwall's Eden Project has been turned down for £16m of Lottery funding.
Also rejected for funding were plans to uncover the Roman baths beneath Exeter Cathedral.
Geologists are warning a massive landslide could happen on Dorset's Jurassic Coast following one of the wettest years on record in the South West. The last big slip was in 2000.
Ian Axton talks to Dr Tom Dijkstra from the British Geological Survey about the likelihood of a large scale landslide:
Geologists are warning a massive landslide could happen on Dorset's Jurassic Coast following the 2nd wettest year on record.
There have been several small slips and rock falls in the last few weeks, with cliffs and the land behind showing more signs of movement than for several years