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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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Good fun interactive museum

This was a fun afternoon out but a little overpriced. The interactive dinosaur robots were fantastic and my daughter who is 8 loved working them. She loved the whole museum and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This was a fun afternoon out but a little overpriced. The interactive dinosaur robots were fantastic and my daughter who is 8 loved working them. She loved the whole museum and the fossil digging in the sandpits etc. My 13 year old daughter was bored, but it isnt her type of thing so this wasnt anything the attraction could do.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Perfect for a family of 5 from 18-75 years old. The heavens opened ,and we saw in our holiday brochure dinosaur isle. We had a great couple of hours.

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Romford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My kids love dinosaurs, they are getting older, but dinosaurs do fascinate them. We came to dinosaur Isle last July, and we made sure that we made the return visit this year. It was a seriously storming day, so it was busy inside, but you still got to see all the attractions, have photos taken with the dinosaur statues, be... More 

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Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We visited when the weather wasn't great so it was great to get indoors. The staff were friendly and pointed out where everything was. Upstairs there is a small room for children to draw/paint play with teddies and a train set. Downstairs is the main room and gift shop. Our little one is 2.5 years and we spent about an... More 

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Oakham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the IOW for the first holiday this week and part of the places on the list to visit was here. TBH first impressions were a bit off putting. The council car park is very run down with large lumps of concrete sticking out and having to pay £3.50 to park there was a bit of a cheek given... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and all indoors for rainy days! Great place for dinosaur lovers and people with a deeper interest in fossil hunting.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a great little place and the staff were so friendly. Parking is £3.50 but take your voucher in (not the one you leave in the car) and you get £2.50 off your admission so makes for cheap parking, lots to see and learn, the dinosaurs are really good and you can even watch the team cleaning up real... More 

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Stotfold, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Although the size of this museum is small, don't be deceived - it houses an great collection of local fossils, as well as a wealth of information. It is an excellent attraction for adults and children interested and willing to learn about palaeontology, with many interactive features that will keep children well entertained, as well as excellently presented and informative... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Small museum but perfect for small dinosaur fans with short attention spans! Nice exhibits and decent amount of interactive displays. One of the staff identified a dinosaur tooth I found at the beach for me - a Goniopholis no less!

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

What's here is quite interesting but it is all in one room and I was slightly disappointed with the size. It isn't very expensive to get in so I suppose it isn't bad for the money but I probably wouldn't recommend as its only about an hour max to get round

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Address: Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
Phone Number: 44 01983 404344
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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