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Address: Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
Phone Number: 44 01983 404344
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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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Took our 3 year old who is obsessed with dinosaurs. Sadly we didn't get to stay very long as 3 year old got a bit nervous of the background dinosaur noises (he's going through a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took our 3 year old who is obsessed with dinosaurs. Sadly we didn't get to stay very long as 3 year old got a bit nervous of the background dinosaur noises (he's going through a fearful stage). But we really enjoyed it - particularly because it focuses on local dinosaur discoveries. It was really interesting to see which dinosaurs have... More 

Thank SupremeCouchqueen
Gosport, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

such an informative place and its great to see they only have fossils that have only been found on the island, and stories of who found them

Thank vikkiet2015
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This attraction is interesting and has lots of informative facts however I think the entry price is to much as we struggled to make it last an hour. Price needs to reflect this.

Thank Lou1525
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love fossils so this was a must visit place for us, there is lots of parking, you get a discount on parking when visiting the attraction, so it worked out at 7.50 for both of us. It's not huge, but it's very interesting, and an ideal place to visit on a rainy day with the kids

Thank Mike F
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with my 6 year old for the afternoon, you queue in the same room as the gift shop, which gets busy, then once you pay, pick out your own activity sheets for children, there's a few to choose from and are left alone to do it so have to be quick in choosing the right one before the queue... More 

Thank Michael C
Essex, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

looking dated same as when we went last time bit pricey for what you get could do with guided tours .

Thank anna s
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

It is a very informative museum but the signs and write ups for each museum artefact is really quite complicated to understand as the sentences are full of science terms. I had to simplify each sentence for my 7 year old to understand. Saying that however, there are some wonderful life size dinosaur figures and many original bones to see.... More 

Thank incyLondon
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Our 4 year old is dinosaur mad, this place was perfect, he loved it. Sometimes, when you go somewhere in the UK like this, you dont expect it to be as good as you hoped...we had set ourselves up for a fall, our suprise it was a fantastic place, plenty for us all to do, an amazing collection of locally... More 

Thank MrandMrsyummy
England UK
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95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Wasn't expecting much having read some reviews of Dino Isle but I was pleasantly surprised. Really enjoyed my visit, the place was pretty empty which was a bonus. I was able to read all the info around the exhibit. Definitely worth a visit without children and at a quiet time. Not sure it would have been as good if busy... More 

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South Wales
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Enjoyable visit but won't take more than an hour or so. Great if the weather is not too good as indoors. Kept our teenagers interested for an hour but more activities for younger kids.

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