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Torquays Dinosaur World

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Address: 3 Victoria Parade, Torquay TQ1 2BB, England
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+44 1803 298779
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11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Torquay's Dinosaur World is an fun interactive indoor exhibition that...

Torquay's Dinosaur World is an fun interactive indoor exhibition that brings dinosaurs and their worlds to life! See amazing life-size and scaled dinosaurs, learn about these awesome beasts, uncover incredible fossils, enjoy our family quiz, and even sit on a deadly dinosaur! Whether you are a little dinosaur fan, or even a big one, there's something for everyone to get their teeth in to?

Summer Season

Saturday 1st April - Sunday 10th September

Open every day 11am - last entry 3pm - close 5pm

Only £6.95 per visitor (2 and under free)PLUS pick up the Paleo Pass to get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months.

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A surprising find

Right in the heart of Torquay was this cute little place! My daughter being obsessed with dinosaur she loved every moment. Children can sit on the dinosaurs, find the fossils... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ev12345678
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Potterspury, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went as a family for four and thoroughly enjoyed it. My daughter,3, and son,7, are dinosaur mad so this was a no brainer really. The price wasn't to bad for an hour or so or looking around. Plus it's free returns throughout the week so we hope to pop back tomorrow. Very good quality models and lots of facts around... More 

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Thank Shank_1uk
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, thank you for the lovely feedback. We are very happy to hear you had such an amazing time at Torquay’s Dinosaur World and that you got so involved in the exhibition. We love that your team of explorers enjoyed the interactive nature of the exhibition. As you noticed, we differ from most museums in that you can touch... More 

Potterspury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Right in the heart of Torquay was this cute little place! My daughter being obsessed with dinosaur she loved every moment. Children can sit on the dinosaurs, find the fossils and even got a little certificate at the end. We had a great afternoon

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Thank Ev12345678
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear visitor, thank you for the review, and it's great to know that you and your daughter enjoyed the exhibition. It sounds like your daughter really got involve with the exhibits, and had lots of fun. Hope she was brave enough to put her head in a dinosaur's mouth too!! Well done to her on completing the quiz and achieving... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

visted on a day trip to Torquay with my two and half year old son who's dinosaur mad. lots to look at and loads of information. was given a quiz to complete while there which my son was to young to do but myself and other half had a bit of fun doing it for him. lots of photo opportunities... More 

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, thank you for your kind feedback. We work hard on creating a fun, exciting and educational experience for dinosaur fans so it is always rewarding to know that visitors have enjoyed their visit and got involved with all the different aspects of the exhibition. Thank you for your visit and we hope to see you and your little... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this yesterday with our 4 year old daughter. We all thought that it was excellent value for money and the dinosaur scenes were really well presented and laid out. The sand pit fossil excavations are a good idea for younger children We thought it was fantastic that the kids are encouraged to touch some of the dinosaurs and... More 

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Thank ljl1985
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, thank you for your visit and your lovely feedback. We are really happy to see that you appreciated and got involved in all the interactive aspects of the exhibition Well done to your daughter for being brave enough to win their Dinosaur Expert Certificate. As well as providing quality interactive exhibits we want the experience to be as... More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Dinosaur world, The man who greeted me at the door was very friendly and enthusiastic. I had come alone so he offered to take photos of me next to the models. The models are superb, some life size and some small, all beautifully detailed. There is a fun quiz you can do on your... More 

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Thank anerlie
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear visitor, many thanks for your kind review. It is really great to see you had such an amazing time at Torquay’s Dinosaur World and you got involved in all the activities offered along the exhibition. We aim to make the exhibition as informative and interesting as possible for visitors of all ages by filling the exhibition with interesting scenes... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent little dinosaur museum, both of my sons loved it and it was one of their favourite places that they visited on holiday. They both enjoyed doing the Easter trail and were thrilled to receive a pack of small fossils as a reward for the trail. They also loved uncovering the fossils in the various sand boxes that were around... More 

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Thank Claire H
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Claire, thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. It’s wonderful to hear that you and your sons thoroughly enjoyed the visit. We are so glad that your children made the most of all the opportunities we offer and spent lots of time exploring the different aspects of the exhibition. We always try to make the exhibition... More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is a good attraction for children 10 and under, and you would probably spend an hour in there so for a family with 3 children it would work out an expensive attraction just for an hour. They do give you a Paleo Pass which allows you free entry but it is only valid up to 3 months. If this... More 

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Thank higgy76
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, thanks for your visit and your feedback, and it’s great to see that your children enjoyed the experience. We pack the 3200 square feet exhibition with high quality made-to-order models, many of which visitors can interact with, with interesting fossils to discover in the excavation sites, and with other fun interactive exhibits that let our very young visitors... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

2 year old loved this. Only spent an hour or so here because it's not very big but still great. Son loved searching for fossils in the sand.

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Thank Dawn H
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Dawn, many thanks for your feedback, and it's great to know that your son enjoyed the visit so much. There are so many different exhibits to enjoy such as sitting on dinosaurs and finding the fossils, which a little explorers always love. Well done to your son for being such a brave explorer. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Hampshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stopped by Dinosaur world while on holiday in Torquay. It cost £28 for two adults and two children. We were greated by a very friendly gentleman on the front desk who gave us an Easter hunt trail to follow. My children had great fun being able to sit on some of the dinosaurs and also digging for fossils which... More 

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TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. It’s wonderful to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed yourselves. We are so glad that your children made the most of all the opportunities we offer and spent lots of time exploring the different aspects of the exhibition. We always try to make the exhibition a little different during... More 

Hereford
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74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We enjoyed our visit with our two grandchildren, but felt that it was expensive for an hour's entertainment. There was lots of information and everything was very 'hands on' for the children. They loved the Easter Egg hunt, but it distracted them from the interesting dinosaur information. However, the staff member who questioned them at the end made the hunt... More 

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Thank SueJHereford
TobyTrex, Manager at Torquays Dinosaur World, responded to this review

Dear Visitor, thank you for your visit and feedback. And it's great to know that your grandchildren enjoyed the visit. As you say there are many different aspects to the exhibition such as the detailed information posters about dinosaurs, the fun family explorer quiz and of course dinosaurs to sit on and fossils to discover. Many visitors comment on the... More 

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