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Dinosaur Isle

Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
+44 1983 404344
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i'm hacked off again. i have a lot to say about this bad boy.

as you can see from the title, i'm hacked off yet again. i have a lot to say about this bad boy... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bigdis103
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Newport, United Kingdom
Good use of an hour..

Overall good use of an hour or so, the place isn’t very big, and at the start are lots of fossils... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dave T
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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

as you can see from the title, i'm hacked off yet again. i have a lot to say about this bad boy. high prices. dead attractions really. like literally, it's dead dinosaurs. and they aren't even fascinating. there are no staff to guide you. no...More

Thank bigdis103
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall good use of an hour or so, the place isn’t very big, and at the start are lots of fossils, which didn’t wow our 5-year old as a first impression, however the main hall was very impressive with a huge model dinosaur and several...More

Thank Dave T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to the dinosaur isle. Wasn't sure what to expect reading mixed reviews online etc but was impressed with realistic looking models and some really amazing fossils along with really good information! The only thing we could fault is not selling enough...More

Thank Jurassicduo287
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited here just before leaving and we enjoyed it. there was a few hands on tings to do like fossil digging puzzles and rubbings. my boys fave bit was the robot dinosaur which you could have a play with. there is a room where...More

Thank fran h
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Our young children loved it. Pick up a fossil box at reception it's very inexpensive, then in the museum you can pick a shark tooth and other bones to glue into your boxes as a keepsake. There are activity sheets and hands on exhibits. With...More

Thank Rocket_Queen87
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Very interesting especially for my granddaughter, it was a wet and windy day so we took the opportunity to visit, and was worth the visit.

Thank Mickntwink
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

A very interesting and illuminating look at the geological history of the island. My favorite attraction so far :)

Thank Antony G
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Having visited previously on a family trip, our 4yr old son has been asking to come back ever since. We travelled specially to come here on the hovercraft and train. Spent a good couple of hours in the museum and both the kids (4 &...More

Thank Ben B
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

Good factual place if you love dinosaurs and the history behind them. Lots of activities to to do for the younger children.. Could do with being bigger with more to see but overall good.

Thank Emma M
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We have now taken the grandchildren here 5 or 6 times. All of them (boys and girls) love this place and spend ages wandering around. The play room upstairs is fab as they can dress up as dinosaurs which they love. Also tables with colouring...More

Thank micheleiow
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Katwilders
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.
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Bedazzle76
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.)
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Amelia M
2 June 2016|
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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 :)
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