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Dinosaur Isle

Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
+44 1983 404344
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A very interesting and illuminating look at the geological history of the island. My favorite... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Antony G
Ko Lanta, Thailand
A great little museum

Having visited previously on a family trip, our 4yr old son has been asking to come back ever... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ben B
via mobile
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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
+44 1983 404344

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A very interesting and illuminating look at the geological history of the island. My favorite attraction so far :)

Thank Antony G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited previously on a family trip, our 4yr old son has been asking to come back ever since. We travelled specially to come here on the hovercraft and train. Spent a good couple of hours in the museum and both the kids (4 &...More

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Good factual place if you love dinosaurs and the history behind them. Lots of activities to to do for the younger children.. Could do with being bigger with more to see but overall good.

Thank Emma M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We have now taken the grandchildren here 5 or 6 times. All of them (boys and girls) love this place and spend ages wandering around. The play room upstairs is fab as they can dress up as dinosaurs which they love. Also tables with colouring...More

Thank micheleiow
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

My kids love Dinosaurs and loved this place. The activity’s sheets kept them busy and kept my 5 year old daughter interested. Would recommend to anyone on the Island.

Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

It took my family and I ten minutes to walk around this attraction. Needs some working on to make Dinosaur Isle more interesting. Wouldn't visit again.

Thank TravelNewbieee
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Had been here on several previous visits to the Island but a good way to pass a wet, windy afternoon and not expensive. So much information and fascinating regarding the Jurassic Coast itself. We were a party of 5 adults but small children would be...More

Thank Lyn T
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

A great venue to fill a couple of hours and probably longer with older children who have the ability to stop and read all the information! We visited with 4 adults, a 5, 3 and 1 year old so the kids weren't keen to stop...More

Thank Mansns
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Interesting place for adults and children. Our two grandchildren spent a happy couple of hours doing the three quizzes. Thought it was relatively cheap by comparison to some attractions on the Island.

Thank Tony H
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Great visit with my young kids, inexpensive, loads of cool stuff to do , and I learnt loads- great motivated staff that answered all my stupid questions. I thought this place was ace

Thank Petetaylormusic
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17 August 2017|
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Response from JanuaryGirl1950 | Reviewed this property |
There were no dogs inside during our time there. Sorry I don't know whether or not dogs would be welcome. A phone call to the museum will answer your question.
30 August 2016|
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Response from Yunalesca_2 | Reviewed this property |
I think you have to email them to book. The details are on their website (I can't paste the link.)
Amelia M
2 June 2016|
Response from Sam W | Reviewed this property |
the prices are on their website under the visiting tab. It wouldn't let me post the link though. For a single adult it's £5 :)