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Dinosaur Isle

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Better than expected good value shame about welcome :(

Arrived to visit - felt like disturbing staff on desk - not much help with parking for visitors... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bridport, United Kingdom
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Interesting, even for younger children

We visited here as we had come to the Island for the day and saw this advertised in a magazine on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David R
Cheshire UK
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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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All reviews rainy day gift shop dinosaur models main hall love dinosaurs the natural history museum fossil walk great museum room upstairs small museum interactive activities couple of hours all ages value for money worth a visit older children on display
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Chris V
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited here to hopefully spend the morning looking around. After a walk from our hotel past numerous run down and derelict buildings we found the fairly dated looking Dinosaur Isle. Clearly a building from the millennium era, it now looks tired and we had...More

Thank Alex V
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a spare 10 minutes in your life go, but not exactly a day out for a family, didn't keep us occupied for long

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived to visit - felt like disturbing staff on desk - not much help with parking for visitors - need to make much simpler and cheaper!! The museum itself is fab and well Worth the £5 as avid fossellers visiting from the Jurassic coast over...More

Thank ezzy66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here as we had come to the Island for the day and saw this advertised in a magazine on the ferry. Our three and half year old granddaughter is interested in bones and especially dinosaur bones so we decided to give the place...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good place to while away an hour or so on a rainy day. The museum is quite small but has lots to see and interactive things for children. Stick your hand into a hole and see what you can feel then look to see...More

Thank PWH2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited recently as we were stuck what to do with the kiddies on a rainy day on the IoW; it was a good choice! The museum is fairly small but its packed with displays and information for keen enthusiasts. Our children are both quite into...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks 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 12 September 2018 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
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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 :)