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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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Birthday weekend

First visited here years ago when it had just opened, keen to see if it had changed. Was quiet on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peter C
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Sally B

Great gift shop, reasonably priced, good for rainy days. Brilliant if you are interested in fossils.

Reviewed 5 November 2018
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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 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and informative, especially given the £5 entry fee (adults). It was very quiet when we were there, which was also fun ;).

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 260serenm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visited here years ago when it had just opened, keen to see if it had changed. Was quiet on the morning we visited, good the way the entrance takes you back in time to the age of the dinosaurs, before you get to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter C
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Great gift shop, reasonably priced, good for rainy days. Brilliant if you are interested in fossils.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SBonser1
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Family of 11 of us went, ranging from 3 to 72 years old.. it was a special free weekend event. They had different clubs and groups , showing their finds either bones or coins etc.. everyone so knowledgeable.. kids loved the quiz and won a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank fareham10
Reviewed 4 November 2018

This museum had a lot of information about dinosaurs and Isle of Wight in general. Our two boys absolutely loved it. The staff was excellent and eager to appease the boys' interest by helping them identify fossils they found on the beach.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Stacie G
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Ignore the negative reviews - this place is great! It's only £5 for adult every, so what do people expect, Jurassic Park?! The whole place is full of fossils, bones and fascinating facts and information, with loads of interactive activities. There's even a dinosaur robot...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kay B
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

This is defo worth a visit - plus it’s a bargain!! A lovely place that maps out the Isle of Wight’s dinosaurs heritage - and one of the curators was extremely pleasant to converse with! A real enjoyable experience especially for those that are dinosaur...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CraigF1571
Reviewed 26 October 2018

We visited with our five year old during a weekend stay to the island. The parking is £4 but gives you £2.50 off entry. We had a good time learning about all the dinosaurs and their fossils found on the island. There was loads for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tulah77
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

On Sandown seafront, pay & display car park was £4 for 4 hours however ticket gave you £2.50 off admission which was reasonable (approx £5 a adult). Old fashioned museum with informative displays and nice collection of fossils that’ll keep you entertained for an hour....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

There's not much to do in Sandown so we headed to Dinosaur Isle. Aged 26, I'm maybe not the demographic for this attraction but everyone finds dinosaurs interesting and I had read it was Europe's only dedicated dino museum. It's set aside from the main...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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 :)