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Address: Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
Phone Number: 44 01983 404344
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Description: In a spectacular pterosaur shaped building watching over Sandown’s blue...
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.
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Great Little Museum to pass an hour or two

Visited whilst on a Family holiday with a mixture of adults and children. This is a museum with historical information and details of Dinasaurs. It's Ideal if children want to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit today. £16.50 for a family of four, which we felt was good value for money...it took us about an hour in total to enjoy. Lots to have a go at; the kids liked the interactive parts, especially the jigsaws and 'touchy freely' bits, whilst the adults spent more time reading the detail that went with... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Visited whilst on a Family holiday with a mixture of adults and children. This is a museum with historical information and details of Dinasaurs. It's Ideal if children want to learn what is behind the myths and stories. Adults can also learn a thing or two as well. We passed a couple of hours and every one in our group... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Very expensive. Too much reading and consists of mainly one big room. We went on fossil walk from here too - four adults. Thought it was ok, but didnt find much and spent a week on the island fairly unsucessfully fossil hunting before finding jurrasic jim's shop in nearby Shanklin on the day we were going home. Jurrasic jim gives... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very small and expensive for the size, this only took us about 25 minutes to walk around. Very disappointed as we thought we would spend more time there

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a great educational experience for kids and they will learn a lot from the displays and activities around the exhibition. The life size models are breathtaking and the motion sensitive sound effects are guaranteed to bring a smile to little faces - and to their parents. I would give this a five but I am awarding it a... More 

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This attraction was rather disappointing. It is probably more for school trips or older children/adults. But in fairness they did not charge much and you get your car park fee back, but probably only for a rainy day is it worthwhile.

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Devon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The attraction took us about 30 minutes to view. Lots of bones to look at, but some very well done exhibits. Quite expensive for was it is.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Definitely, An any generation visit to.Staff very friendly and interesting .We have taken a day trip over to the island to visit this place ,bringing a couple of friends of my grandson ,with him. Judging by their faces ,a good time was had.They had appreciated what they were learning at school.Each year on holiday the grandchildren love to revisit. A... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have been to this Dinosaur Isle and took some pictures there while I went around and it would be a great place to go to

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Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Good place to visit to get information on the dinosaurs. It has been well laid out and is very interesting. One bad bit is that some of the information interactive buttons no longer work

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