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Dinosaur Isle

Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
44 01983 404344
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Ranked #6 of 12 Attractions in Sandown
Type: Natural History Museums, History Museums
Owner description: In a spectacular pterosaur shaped building watching over Sandown’s blue flag beach is Britain’s first purpose built dinosaur museum. Walk back through... more » Owner description: In a spectacular pterosaur shaped building watching over Sandown’s blue flag beach is Britain’s first purpose built dinosaur museum. Walk back through fossilised time to the period of the dinosaurs where you will find amongst the fossils many interactive displays. On a recreated landscape enhanced by sights, smells and sounds you will meet life sized dinosaurs including our animatronic Neovenator. Guided fossil hunts (which must be pre-booked) have proved to be a popular addition to a visit. « less
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Remember this is a small museum so don't expect to be here long, the kids really enjoyed it, they have a lot if information. good gift shop

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

on first impressions from the outside you would be forgiven for thinking that Dinosaur Isle is small and wouldn't be that good, I say, go inside..... this place is fab, if you have dinosaur loving kids you will struggle to get them out of here, lots of hands on activities and the high standard of displays makes for an interesting... More

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Popped in on the way to the Zoo (which was horrendous by the way, but that's another story) and was OK for a fiver, but most of the interactive activities were broken, and the place just could have done with a bit of modernisation. If I were a child I would have been bored to death. The Gift shop was... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We visited Dinosaur Isle on a rainy day along with plenty of other people that had chosen to do the same. The place was very interesting with plenty to things keeping young children entertained - from the dinosaur models to the interactive models you could move. Unfortunately due to the attraction being very busy they had run of the factsheets.... More

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London
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18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We are regular visitor to the Natural History Museum and this can by no means compare. Dinosaur Isle is a pretty small exhibit. They make good efforts to make the experience interactive. The locally found fossils and skeletons are interesting. Overall, worth a visit but an hour is plenty to see everything.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

cannot rate this enough had the best day out, great for adults and kids alike! Family of teens and we all found it extremely interesting, great for small children plenty to keep them entertained.

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England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We visited Dinosaur after all the adverts made if look unmissable, but although interesting is really al few "plastic" looking models. You can do the whole place in 30 minutes. Was hoping for better. If you are interest in Dinosaurs you are better going to Backgang Chine.

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Uckfield
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a small museum and not much to do for under 5s and not really worth the admission in peak times as very busy.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great for kids of all *ages. Only small in size but massive in interest and things to do. * including kids who have kids ;-)

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

this is a new museum having opened only a couple of years but worth a visit a great place to learn about the iow and it dinos

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