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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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Went here last week found the displays to be interesting and my kids loved drawing and dressing up in the upstairs activity room.It was a rainy day and the place was jam... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Aberdare, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My 3yr old granddaughter loved it especially painting room. Also liked the sand,something that im gonna do at home.very interactive for family of all ages. I enjoyed it too.great couple of hours.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went here last week found the displays to be interesting and my kids loved drawing and dressing up in the upstairs activity room.It was a rainy day and the place was jam packed.having a 6yr old i found it hard going for her, being jostled by other ignorant adults who should know better! The actual place itself is reasonably priced... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Good place to visit for a couple of hours. Lots to learn. Reasonable value but dont expect a whole day out. Close to very nice beach as well

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place, the kids loved it, the teanagers loved it and the adults loved it. We had 3 autisic children with us and they were just mesmerised by the whole experience. The staff couldn't do enough to help us and it is truly a lovely few hours out ☺☺☺

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went here as a day out on a family holiday. We have 2 young children who enjoyed it, but I think they would have got more from it if they were a little older. Good interactive displays and a room where you can draw/paint, although there was only brown paint available. We may visit again, but not until our... More 

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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This was our rainy day option and boy did we need it last week. We found this place to be ok, it isn't big but kept the children amused for a couple of hours. There are different activities with clipboards for different ages. A few interactive areas. We got a voucher online for kids go free and it make it... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The best collection of fossils I've seen many assembled into dinosaurs. There's fossilised bones you can pick up, in depth information on The Dinosaurs that lived on the Island, very informative at the gift shop is good too you can buy books showing you where to find fossils on the Island

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Llan Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent value for money if you can take the time to read everything. There are a lot of exhibits, some of which are interactive (great for the kids). There are lots for the kids to see and do and a great way for them to learn about the history of the planet. The site is popular so expect to be... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

On holiday nearby and this place made for a great morning out in the pouring rain! Kids loved it and it was great to have the activity packs for them to do as they go round! Wasn't as big as I thought it might be, but definitely good value for money!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

2 rooms only of real interest for dedicated dinosaur enthusiasts. Not worth the £16.50 entry fee in my opinion.

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