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Our Dynamic Earth

112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS, Scotland (Holyrood / Scottish Parliament)
0131 550 7800
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Ranked #63 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Science Museums, Specialty Museums, Natural History Museums, Monuments/ Statues
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Situated at the foot of Edinburgh’s spectacular Salisbury Crags, Our Dynamic Earth invites you on a journey back through space and time 15,000 million... more » Owner description: Situated at the foot of Edinburgh’s spectacular Salisbury Crags, Our Dynamic Earth invites you on a journey back through space and time 15,000 million years ago. Fly over glaciers as they carve out the planet’s surface before outsmarting dinosaurs facing extinction. Feel the Earth move as a volcano explodes and experience the chill of Polar Ice. Embark on 4DVENTURE, Scotland’s only 4D experience, on an epic journey of contrasts. Touch, smell, feel the adventure as you fly from Polar regions to deep within the tropical rainforest.Plus, 360º Dome Films shown exclusively in the ShowDome. « less
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Luton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

There was a lot to see. It took you back millions of years and then through a journey of another few million years. Finally a film on a large overhead dome type screen Excellent

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Hull, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is a great idea, mostly extremely well executed, the initial 'attraction' of the graphic display of the universe' evolution was especially good. However, I left feeling that I'd paid a bit too much, which makes me feel a bit harsh on what is essentially a good addition to Edinburghs' tourist trail.

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Vancouver
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95 reviews 95 reviews
45 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Supposedly, geared to a younger generation, but the truly younger crowd will not be able to grasp the presentation which is pretty much based on the big bang theory. The volcano portion of this attraction is well done as well, but if the big one does come, we are all done for anyway, so you might as well enjoy all... More

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Scotland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Had such a great time. From start to finish it was so enjoyable , informative - and FUN. Well worth the entrance fee.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Well, we went there today on an open doors day, so I'm in no position to complain.However, If we would have paid £33 (3 students), I'd be quite displeased. The 'journey trough time' itself was OK, quite liked the ice room. Everything else was just..meh. Too many people, babies, small kids - you can't really keep them quite, so whenever... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We learnt about this on the tourist bus and considering the price we had high expectations. We were not disappointed. Even my mum who is normally not that interested in science enjoyed it. The staff are also extremely friendly and helpful.

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Orkney
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I have visited the Our Dynamic Earth attraction twice, so far. The first time was a few months ago, and the second time was last month. The attraction was surprisingly empty during my first visit, and rather more popular during my second visit ; which was during the Edinburgh Fringe season. There venue is large, and was not crowded on... More

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Eilidh M, Manager at Our Dynamic Earth, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review - we are always pleased to receive positive feedback, as we do strive hard to create an informative and enjoyable experience for all of our visitors. I was delighted to read you had noticed the changes we have made to the attraction between your two visits. Whilst we aim to keep our core... More

Wells-next-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Excellent attraction for all ages. Brilliant short shows about geology and how the earth evolved. The 3D show was very good and there is a real mini iceberg in the polar section. Great for all ages, took my 14 month old grand daughter and she was happy. A nice soft play area inside to for the little people! This place... More

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Eilidh M, Manager at Our Dynamic Earth, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review - we are always pleased to receive positive feedback, as we do strive hard to create an informative and enjoyable experience for all of our visitors. I was delighted read you felt the attraction does appeal to both adults and kids and that you both found the tour interesting and fun. More

Bath, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Wow! This place is amazing, I would completely recommend it and it is WELL worth the entry free. All staff we encountered were friendly, enthusiastic and engaged us fully in the experience. I learnt loads from this and I already knew a fair bit about the earth. I was mind blown repeatedly by the facts I learnt and the inter-activeness... More

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Eilidh M, Manager at Our Dynamic Earth, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review - we are always pleased to receive positive feedback, as we do strive hard to create an informative and enjoyable experience for all of our visitors. I was delighted to read that our staff had played such a major part in your enjoyment. More

Edinburgh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

First of all the staff are very helpful. If you love how the earth was made this is a place to go to. You do a time travel to the start of the earth, you watch about volcanoes and the floor moves. The 4D show where you feel as if you are flying as you are in a time ship.... More

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