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Address: 3 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
Phone Number: 01803 298779
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: Torquay's Dinosaur World is an exciting indoor exhibition that brings...
Torquay's Dinosaur World is an exciting indoor exhibition that brings dinosaurs and their worlds to life! See amazing life-size and scaled dinosaurs, learn about their lives, uncover incredible fossils, enjoy our family quiz, get creative in our craft room, and even sit on a dinosaur! Whether you have little dinosaur fans, or even big ones, there's something for everyone to get their teeth into!
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Great for dinosaur addicts!

Took my four year old Dinosaur Expert who loved every moment of the exhibition. For a small attraction we were in there for an hour or more as we were given a quiz to do. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Took my four year old Dinosaur Expert who loved every moment of the exhibition. For a small attraction we were in there for an hour or more as we were given a quiz to do. My little expert enjoyed helping looking for the information and got to sit on a number of large dinosaurs for photo opportunities. It was very... More 

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This is easy to find right next to the inner harbour. You will need to park in either the Living Coast car park or pay for road side meter. It's good fun for younger kids.

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Taunton
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167 reviews 167 reviews
81 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We have an 11yo dino addict who was in her element here, lots of info and detail for a small attraction, have to say we were pleasantly surprised. Didn't take too long to go around, about an hour, but we were lucky as it was quiet, can imagine in it to be a bit of a mare when busy, glad... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Went with my two boys age 11 and 3 and hubby. It is a nice little museum with lots of displays and a fun search for the kids to do as they go round. There is a little shop selling items that the kids will love and are nice for gifts. The staff were very friendly and well informed.

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Hello, many thanks for your feedback and we’re really happy to hear that you enjoyed the exhibition as we have put a lot of heart and soul into making the experience as fun, interesting and educational. We value all our visitors, especially our little ones, and enjoy making them feel as special as possible - after all it is our... More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It's disappointing to see some of the negative comments on other reviews here. This attraction has obviously been very carefully thought out and great care and attention has been taken to ensure that the backdrops and scenery are authentic and fitting as well as the exhibits themselves. No, it's not huge, it took us about an hour to go round,... More 

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, it was great to read your comments and know that the thought and effort we put into providing a fun learning experience for our visitors is appreciated. Thank you very much. As you mention at times we get this wrong with a small minority of visitors, but we have used all the feedback over the five years since... More 

Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We are very busy working parents to a Dino mad two year old and wanted to spend some quality time with her doing something fun . Near to home , dry and warm(ish), Great value for money afternoon . My husband enjoyed colouring in and doing the quiz . I enjoyed being in the sand pit burying dinosaurs ( I... More 

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear review, thank you so much for your lovely feedback and I have to say it’s always great to hear from parents who get involved with all the dinosaur fun alongside their children. We have up to dated detailed information on all our dinosaurs for those keen to learn, but also lots of fun things to discover, touch, play with... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We took my son to see some dinosaurs. It was over before you could blink! It's in a very small building, with barriers for you to follow around. The barriers are very narrow, so you can't move past anyone if they have stopped to look at the displays. Likewise if you stop, you feel like your holding others up. It's... More 

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Review, thank you for your feedback and I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your visit. We spend a lot of time, effort and money on making the attraction as enjoyable for our visitors so it is disappointing to know that we did not meet your expectations. If I can explain there are reasons for the barriers, as... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Ok, so it's not a massive as some people have commented but if you take your time and don't rush it's a good 2 hour activity. Lots to see and if you do the fact finding quiz can be very educational for the little ones. Seeing all the little kids gripping their parents legs when the T-rex roared was quite... More 

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, thank you for your comments. As you say our exhibition is great fun and informative especially if visitors take their time to read the information, interact with all the various exhibits and take part in the fun family quiz. And well done to your little ones for braving the roaring T Rex scene. We look forward to seeing... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

On a wet and windy day found this gem, kids loved it especially as one is dinosaur mad. Informative and interactive and you can get close to the exhibits. The staff were really helpful and enthusiastic and we had a fun time.

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, it was lovely to get your feedback so thank you very much. It’s always great to hear from visitors who have made the most of their visit by learning about these amazing creatures and enjoying the interactive sections. As well as making the exhibition as informative, fun and enjoyable as we can, we really value our customers and... More 

Torquay, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

What a waste of money. Really disappointing!! It's very small - and I mean REALLY small. My son was bored straight away. The title Dinosaur World made me imagine that we would be entering a vast space full of prehistoric remains and lifesize models of former inhabitants of our earth and instead we were surrounded by plastic models in an... More 

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, I’m sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy the exhibition and I’m obviously disappointed to read your feedback. We have many thousands of visitors per year who enjoy the experience and give us positive feedback, but we have obviously not met your expectations so please accept our apologies. Regarding the exhibition we are situated in a town centre... More 

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