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Torquays Dinosaur World

Address: 3 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
Phone Number: 01803 298779
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Ranked #16 of 27 Attractions in Torquay
Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Torquay's Dinosaur World is an exciting indoor exhibition that brings dinosaurs and their worlds to...
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Type: Educational Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
21 reviews 21 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
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Doesn't take too long to get around, but good if your kids like dinosaurs. Several interactive areas made in very enjoyable for my children and the photo at the end was good fun - and there was no pressure to buy it!

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

Dear Reviewer, thanks for the feedback and we agree the exhibition is great fun for anyone interested in dinosaurs. The interactive aspects such as discovering fossils and sitting on dinosaurs, along with all the fun fact visitors can learn about have always been popular with our visitors over the past 5 years. Thanks again Regards Toby T Rex More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Our daughter is mad mad mad on dinosaurs. At 2 year old she knows the most common and when she told the lady on reception what the ones in reception where we knew we had found an awesome place to visit. Considering the place is really small they have it laid out brilliantly. You walk round and can do the... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Lovely to see that you enjoyed the visit and thanks for letting us know. We always find it amazing how even some of our youngest explorers not only know the names of some of our dinosaurs, but also how to pronounce them. Well done to your daughter, especially as she was also brave enough to sit on some... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Our grandson is so keen on dinosaurs that we thought we would give it a try. What a wonderful surprise ... authentic model dinosaurs and associated scenery. Much more than appears from outside. We visited at Halloween and it was the theme used for the quiz sheet given on entry. The quiz made us pay extra attention to the exhibits... More 

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

Dear Tom, thanks for your feedback. Great to see your review and know that you and your grandson had a good time during your recent visit. We set up the exhibition to be a little bit like a museum, although we wanted it to be more interactive, hence we ensured we had very high quality models and accurate up to... More 

newton abbot, devon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I thought £5.95 was a bit over the top for what amounted to about an hour. I would imagine that in the summer when its busy it must be a nightmare in the small areas in which you have to walk. Also due to it being nearly halloween the place had been decorated with all sorts of scary stuff, most... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, I’m sorry to see that you were not happy with your visit. As advertised we presently have a week of Halloween fun and as such have decorated the exhibition to match the theme. The Halloween promotion with all its decorations has proven very popular of the years, but I understand it may detract from the scenes if you... More 

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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We weren't sure of what to expect . This was fab and the trail kept our 9 year old busy and engrossed throughout! Excellent quality displays which were jam packed with information. Everything was interactive and the trail prizes were really worth winning! Highly recommend!

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

Hello Andrea, many thanks for your lovely feedback and great to see you enjoyed it so much. We’ve build the exhibition to appeal to primary school children of all ages with the older ones more able to read the information about all the different dinosaurs, but also able to get involved with the interactive aspects: especially our fun family quiz,... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, thank you for your feedback. Great to read you enjoyed our exhibition and you found the quiz interesting as we put lots of effort in creating new quizzes for our visitors, along with all other interactive aspects of the exhibition, such as fossil excavation sites, craft room and dinosaurs to sit on. Also, the exhibition is suitable for... More 

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