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Torquays Dinosaur World

3 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
01803 298779
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Ranked #22 of 39 Attractions in Torquay
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: Torquay's Dinosaur World is an exciting indoor exhibition that brings dinosaurs and their worlds to life! See amazing life-size and scaled dinosaurs,... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
36 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I visited Torquays Dinosaur World on 3 Victoria Parade during my first week of my devon Holidays.Its located not far from Torquay harbour.The whole attraction has a lot of prehistoric Fibreglass Dinosaurs on display throughout the attraction.You pay a entrance fee then given a Dinosaur quiz to do as you go around each dinosaur which has its own historical label... More

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Bristol
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Myself, husband and 2 year old son went with trepidation due to the reviews on here and were pleasantly surprised, little one had a great time in the sand boxes digging up the fossils and climbing on all the dinos he could sit on, spent a good 20 minutes in the drawing room looking at all the pictures in there... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Found it difficult to find at first but got there in the end, quite small inside but has a lot of information for adults and children. My 2 year old son is dinosaur mad and loved every minute, especially sitting on the dinosaurs :-)

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

very good and informative and educational got to touch some real fossilised dinosaur poo too !! having said that it s a little bit expensive for what it is and only took an hour to get round if going make sure you have something to do in the afternoon.

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Brixham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My kids loved this exhibition because they are dinosaur mad, but my husband and I thought it was very good too. Yes this is not a large theme park, but it the quality of the models and all the things the kids can play with make it better than the natural history museum. Lovely staff too who talked to the... More

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Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited here on the way back from our holiday in Cornwall. To be honest, I didn't expect a great deal for an entry fee of £5.95pp, and I wasn't disappointed. It was pretty dire to say the least. I know that TobyTrex, Manager, will disagree with me, but this takes me back to my childhood of visiting naff attractions... More

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

Dear Sir, thank you for your review. Obviously I’m disappointed to read your feedback about the exhibition and the suggestion that we do not take feedback seriously. Firstly, I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy the exhibition. We work very hard to make the experience as enjoyable as possible, and although on the whole the feedback we get from visitors is positive,... More

Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Adults had to pay too but really I think they should charge just for kids it only took us an hour to go round yet it cost us £24. Very informative for children who are into dinosaurs!

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

Dear Louise, thank you for your review and it’s great to hear that you thought the exhibition was very informative. Our dinosaur exhibition is very popular with visitors who are dinosaur fans, young and old, but obviously not so with visitors who are not interested in the topic. However, like all tourism attractions we have to charge a fee for... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We thought paying £6.95 each would be a good deal but we were over and done quite quickly. Obviously they had put thought into this by giving people a quiz to take part in but for most children under 9 it was too hard. Some of the questions were too hard for me! The staff were really friendly and talking... More

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

Dear Reviewer many thanks for your comments. And I’m pleased to hear that you enjoyed the visit, found our staff to be friendly and enjoyed discovering fossils. On the whole the quiz has been as popular as always, but some feedback over the summer holidays suggests that we may have made the quiz a little too challenging so we’ll take... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I felt like I'd well and truly had my pants pulled down and slapped with a big hand. The dinosaur displays were at best poor and we were in and out in half an hour . the only reason it got more than 1 star is that the kids liked it. This price should have included at least a return... More

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

Dear Reviewer, I am pleased to see that your kids liked the exhibition so I am surprised and disappointed with your negative comments. I cannot understand or accept your comment about ‘a house’ nor accept that the dinosaur displays are poor. We are situated in a town centre commercial property approximately 3200 sq feet in size, and in the last... More

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Overall it was ok but I think it is overpriced for what it is - £5.95 per person - flat rate! We really enjoyed fossil excavation, but that's about it. Everything else was a bit boring.

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

Hello and thank you for your feedback, but it’s disappointing to hear you thought your visit was overpriced. The entrance fee allows visitors the opportunity to spend as long they wish interacting with all the different aspects of the exhibition, to re-tour at their own pace after completing the quiz, and to re-enter later on the same day if young... More

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