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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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Dinosaur-tastic!

Came here with our young children and a group of friends and their children. Fun was had by all. Kept their interest for a couple of hours. Staff were really friendly. The large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are in the area then may be worth a visit, but I wouldn't go there specially. Very small exhibition will little on offer. We spent less than 30mins before leaving. Left feeling it wasn't worth the money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here with our young children and a group of friends and their children. Fun was had by all. Kept their interest for a couple of hours. Staff were really friendly. The large exhibits were great.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very well presented exhibits for a reasonable entry fee. Guided tours of the local beach given regularly by helpful and very well informed local expert. Good way to spend a half day at this venue. Plenty of parking and other activities near by make this a great location for a full day out.

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Stourport on Severn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great time had by all. Spent over 4 hours playing and exploring with a 3 and a half year old and his 17 month old sister. The kids loved the interactive play even if one of the "Dino's" wasn't full working. The staff were really friendly and welcoming. We even left, went out for a meal and came back. Great... More 

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edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My fiance and I visited last week with our young daughter. This attraction has a fantastic shop with great priced gifts and lovely gems . It has a nice little play room upstairs with some toys etc which we used to make it worth our £5 admission price each . We were there less than an hour and a half... More 

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am not a dinosaur enthusiast but I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Spent quite some time chatting to the staff, so very interesting & knowledgeable. The children loved the excavation pit, budding archaeologists ! Plenty of information boards. It might be small but worth a visit.

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Thank lynne j
UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a couple of hours here with our 3yr old son, he isn't a huge fan of dinosaurs but still enjoyed it. I think we got more out of it tho, very informative, interesting and well laid out. Education room upstairs helped pass another hour!

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a grown up I found this really good. The older kids whizzed through it within 15 minutes. The younger children aged 8 and 11 both enjoyed it and liked the interactive elements. Great gift shop and unique attraction. Says that it will last about 2 hours but I think that is unrealistic. We managed about 30 minutes and then... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This fairly modern museum is well laid out and informative to anyone from ages 2 to 82. There were a large number of exhibits on display, mamy focussed on the local area.The interactive exhibits add value and I especially liked seeing Gary working and cleaning a new exhibit. Park in their car park and save £2.50.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is ideal for young children, plenty for them to do to keep their interest. They enjoyed looking at the fossils

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