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Address: Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 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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Rainy day activity.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
D-unit11
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Warrington, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank D-unit11
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing place to go with the kids. Learn by animatronic dinosaurs, real fossils, information and a great gift shop.

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Thank Lorna R
Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Our main visit here was for our 3 year old Grandson, who is dinosaur mad. He loved all the interactions exhibits there. The large models were old and showed signs of age, but he stills loved them. There was things there for our 12 year old Granddaughter to do as well. There was good informative information to be read as... More 

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Thank Dawn S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

A great museum for adults and children there is so much to look at and read, there is also loads of activities around the museum for children to do and upstairs there is activity sheets, books to look at and dress up bits.

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Thank emma1989Kent
Poole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

With a dinosaur mad son and on the Isle of Wight a visit here was received very we ll. Although there were some negative reviews we decided to see for ourselves, and I must say we were very surprised. I found the exhibitions very informative and my son and daughter loved the constant interactive areas which again were informative in... More 

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Thank borneokirby
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

The dinosaurs have seen better days, and one was missing it's skin when we went. The information provided is all good, but there is a lot of repetition.

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Thank Sophie C
Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

having always been interested in all things dinosaur I love visiting these type of places, considering it was half term it was not too busy during our visit staff were friendly and gave good directions when we bought tickets which were a good price, there is plenty of interactive things, buttons to press the main room was full of dinosaur... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Lots to see at Dinosaur Isle, a slow wander taking in the spectical and teachings of the Dinosaur, good for children and those who are partial to these creatures. Great to know these creatures once roamed the Island.

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