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Torquays Dinosaur World

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Address: 3 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
Phone Number: +44 1803 298779
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Torquay's Dinosaur World is an exciting indoor exhibition that brings...

Torquay's Dinosaur World is an exciting indoor exhibition that brings dinosaurs and their worlds to life! See amazing life-size and scaled dinosaurs, learn about their lives, uncover incredible fossils, enjoy our family quiz, get creative in our craft room, and even sit on a deadly dinosaur! Whether you have little dinosaur fans, or even big ones, there's something for everyone to get their teeth into! Summer Opening from Friday 25th March: Open every day from 11am - last entry 3pm - close 4.30pm. Entry Price: £6.95 per adult and child. Children 2 years old and under are free of charge. PLUS pick up the Paleo Pass to get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months.

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Great day out

I was in Torquay with family for a short break and decided to do something different. It was certainly an enjoyable experience and would recommend it as a family day out. One... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Stuart M
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Preston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was in Torquay with family for a short break and decided to do something different. It was certainly an enjoyable experience and would recommend it as a family day out. One member of staff there, I think her name was Codie, was very helpful and smiley, knew everything there was to know about dinosaurs!

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Thank Stuart M
Torquay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took granddaughter who loved the fact you could touch so many of the dinosaurs, she also enjoyed doing the quiz this is the third year have taken her, and still enjoys it.

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Thank ebrosnan1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the feeling this would be small, it was. Had the feeling it would be rubbish, it wasn't! Great fun and so much information. Going to go back without the kids so I have time to take in all the information given. If you love Dinosaurs or even like me just have a passing interest, you'll love it here.

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Thank andrewenorman
Pangbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Someone told us that this wasn't worth going to, however we read positive things on Trip Advisor so decided to give it a go - and were not disappointed. Apparently the site is a former hotel and someone clearly had a vision for it - as its now a fun informal place with lots to learn and lots to see.... More 

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Thank DarranT97
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exactly what we expected (wasn't expecting "National History Museum" standards). Both children loved exploring, my 7 year old was able to answer all the questions on the clipboard. They enjoyed finding Dinosaur bones in the sand and my 4 year old boy was quite exited by touching Dinosaur Poo 🤔😬. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Thank SueJS131
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my son who is 7 here, you get an activity sheet to do as your going around so it's very interactive. There are lots of dinosaurs the children can sit on and have photos taken. It's very informative and close to the harbour so you can get a bucket and net and go crabbing after.

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Thank Jama40
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

first time in coming here whitest it was extremely crowded it was enjoyable and my 3 year old loved it

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Thank Katy T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our Dino mad 3 year old loved it. He got a bit over excited and with our 8 month other son it started to get a bit stressful but the staff we're fantastic and helped my partner out so she could go and feed our youngest whilst I attempted to bring our little T-rex back down to earth. Thanks again.... More 

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Thank james l
Bilston, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our 3 year old whos Dino mad, he loved it great model some very big in size, some great actibvites for kids like the fact finding and some great photo ops. The dinosaur dig was good and loved by our little one. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Good news is you can go back free for up to 6... More 

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Thank Glen S
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Glen, thank you for your feedback and we are very pleased to see that you enjoyed the experience. We have packed the exhibition with a range of exciting and educational exhibits so that our explorers can learn about and have fun interacting with dinosaurs. We also think it vital to create an environment where our visitors can feel relaxed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids were 2 and 4 at the time, they liked it, but from a grown ups point of view it was very average full of plastic dinosaurs...was expecting a little more... But maybe it's just me. It was not worth the price. the kids get a questionnaire and if they will fill it in, they get something at the... More 

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Thank denikah
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for your feedback and I'm pleased to see that your kids liked their visit. Our exhibition is full of hand-made hand-painted high grade fibre glass models, which are imported from all over the world. The excellent quality of the models, set in the scenes that we build in house, is something for which visitors regularly praise... More 

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