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Address: Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
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+44 1983 404344
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Worth going if you're in the area

I came here during off season and I enjoyed it. The fossils upstairs were interesting and I liked the shop & big exhibition area downstairs. It's too small to travel a long... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Samuel C
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Surbiton, United Kingdom

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a very enjoyable couple of hours here. There are trails for different aged kids to enjoy. Lots of facts about dinosaurs, plenty to see and do. Friendly staff. Parking was free but think this is only because it was out if season. We did see some people walk round quickly and leave and can only assume they had... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my care worker ,great value for money disabled concession. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Luke was great he showed us round and talked about the finds they had how they were found and preserved . I was even lucky to get the opportunity to go behind the scene and see all the work they do .... More 

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Thank westmorejo
Surbiton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here during off season and I enjoyed it. The fossils upstairs were interesting and I liked the shop & big exhibition area downstairs. It's too small to travel a long distance just to see this but it's definitely worth a visit if you're local (or you plan to visit the zoo also which is right next to it).

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Thank Samuel C
East Cowes, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We have been visiting Dinosaur Isle since our little boy could walk. He is a Dinosaur fan and plans to be a palaeontologist (he is only 6 now!) It can be a tad cold, but there is plenty to keep one entertained for a few hours maximum. The staff are keen to help and enthusiastic about what they do. The... More 

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Thank Kirsty468
Bradford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Yet another place I have in the past avoided probably through lack of general understanding. Well not any more, this has been rectified and we visited during half term. if you don't like dinosaurs then I would suggest this is not the place for you, if however you do like this kind of thing then it is a very interesting... More 

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Thank xanadu5579
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

We were super excited to visit the Dinosaur Isle with two 2 year-olds that are mad about dinos. The museum is really tiny, but the dinosaurs are cool. Having the kids area on the 2nd floor, though... not cool! It was not a terrible experience, but we were expecting more.

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Thank Aline S
Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

ok i no i sound mean but i really did think it would be better. we went on a rainy day and it was really busy , seems every one had the same idea . we wasnt in there very long , but id your children love dinosaurs im sure they will love it , not expensive so worth a... More 

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Thank tyracake
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Educational tour for every one even if you are not in to dinosaurs.kids loved it while I was playing with the dinosaur sounds box's.

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Thank Ni W
Warrington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Stopped by on a wet Saturday in November, and lucky for us was a free open weekend, although £5 entry is good value. There were stalls showing fossils and old coins from local groups, and students of the University of Portsmouth. Is great for children but would say adults would find the exhibition interesting if have an interest in fossils... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Myself, some family friends, two children and one toddler went to Dinosaur Isle on their open weekend, which was free entry and a great thing to do on a rainy day. The exhibition was interesting but quick to get round. The activities upstairs were fantastic for the children. The girls were able to have their faces painted for just £2... More 

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