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Dinosaur Isle

Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
+44 1983 404344
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In and out in half hour

We wasn't very impressed with this place, not much for younger kids to see, and was in and out in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Redditch UK
via mobile
Expensive for families and takes an hour

We had four children so was expensive and lasted an hour, good interactive activities. We did not... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kim R
Charing, 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 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.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
+44 1983 404344

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We wasn't very impressed with this place, not much for younger kids to see, and was in and out in half hour! We expected much more. Could be much improved. Watch out for the rip off parking charge- however this is refunded in part as...More

Thank wayneocall
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had four children so was expensive and lasted an hour, good interactive activities. We did not get chance to read all info due to impatient kids!

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a cold windy day during our stay in Sandown so we came here for a couple of hours. Lots to look at and explore. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Our four year old loved looking at the models and was inspired...More

Thank Jayne_Bond1973
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have been visiting dinosaur isle for years with school party. The children love the experience, especially fossil hunting on the beach and the educational workshops that are also on offer - great information and knowledgeable guides. The museum part is also enjoyable. It's a full...More

Thank Madras00
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both my son and I love dinosaurs and anything fossil related! Always visit the museum when we visit incase anything new has been found. Really cheap to enter also!

Thank Adamdcfc
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Isle of Wight is famous for fossils and Dinosaur Isle gives you a small taster. Not a large exhibition but enough to keep you interested for a couple of hours

Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small. Simple but kept kids mostly interested, stayed around 2 hours, staff friendly and willing to answer questions.

Thank Wayne P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very quick visit due to an overexcited 6 year old. Lots of fossils to look at a few to touch. Our son enjoyed uncovering the fossils in the sand and the guess what you touched game. We did the dinosaur rubbings and coloured in plenty....More

Thank purple215
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting information on natural history and the fossil record in the Isle of Wight, some impressive finds. Good informative display boards. Was obviously a hit for families with young children, but also suitable information for adults. Allow yourself an least an hour and a...More

Thank Kath_Andy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited whilst on Honeymoon after a fossil hunting trip. It's small and you will have to pay for parking. I advise parking down on the sea front and taking a short walk to save yourself a few pounds on the parking. There are some fascinating...More

Thank William F
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Can we book online for the fossil walk on dinosaur isle.
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
How much is it
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 :)