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Dinosaur Isle

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Informative and patient staff

Visited on a wet and windy August afternoon. Could have been and gone in under an hour but my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Lovely visit, great exhibition- with discount for the zoo, too!

To start with, if you are planning on visiting the zoo and Dinosaur Isle on the same day, as we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
+44 1983 404344
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We came here as it was raining we just got in the que through the door glad i wasnt waiting out side! Paid for 2 children and i am a student but reluctant to pay the prices especially for a family of 5! Went in...More

Thank Felicity D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Always a winner this one kids love these places and so do I reminds me when I first found my first fossil on Muderford beach and it took off from there Lots to see and do with a great gift shop, for all ages,specially when...More

Thank Simon J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good value for money to visit and you get 10% off your ticket to Isle of Wight zoo if you visit here first. Full of information for little ones and adults alike. Lots of activities to do inside and lots of photo opportunities. It...More

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a wet and windy August afternoon. Could have been and gone in under an hour but my youngest decided he wanted to make a fossil collection. Very informative, helpful and patient male member of staff spent ages with him. He loved it

Thank AllisonB2146
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To start with, if you are planning on visiting the zoo and Dinosaur Isle on the same day, as we did- visit the Dinosaur Isle first, as they offer a 10% discount for the zoo! Dinosaur Isle is very interesting, there were many local finds...More

Thank bibbitybobbitybook
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little museum not massive so won’t take long to get round. Kids enjoyed the letter finding exercise. Really nice guy with glasses brown hair n moustache who spent several mins with us talking bout dinosaur facts.

Thank babe19792018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is riding on its past glory. Yes some good things here, but expected more for the ridiculous price we had to pay to get in! Would fill maybe an hour or so with young children to get them out the rain, but not...More

Thank Megan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a rainy morning here. The fossil exhibits are great with many of them being found on the Isle of Wight. The museum is nicely laid out and it is easy to spend couple hours here. The car park is small but the public...More

Thank Smjlewis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cant really say we enjoyed this as a family. The place was a bit dirty looking as you entered. No real organisation either. Just one person in the shop area trying to serve for the shop and for the exhibition. Exhibition very easy to enter...More

1  Thank Craig W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a weekday morning and found it fairly busy. Reasonably priced for how much that have on show. Didn't take long to walk round. You could take longer if you read all information and did all activities. Very interesting museum with a gift...More

Thank SamanthaK1607
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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
3 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 :)