Sandown, Isle of Wight
Average visit time – 1-2 hours.
Things to do at Dinosaur Isle review
Dinosaur Isle is a family-friendly museum in Sandown on the Isle of Wight. It is a purpose-built dinosaur attraction in a building shaped like a Pterosaur flying across the sky.
The collection currently consists of around 30,000 geological specimens including many fossils. They reflect the Island’s history ranging from the Early Cretaceous period. The collection contains partial and near-complete dinosaur skeletons, rock and mineral specimens and more. There are around 1000 of their best fossils on display with an exhibition gallery.
In the large dinosaur gallery, there are exciting displays with fossils, skeletal reconstructions, life-size fleshed dinosaur re-constructions and two animatronic dinosaurs. It is an all-year-round facility and the displays use clever lighting, artwork, sound and smells. There is also a working laboratory on view. The museum also offers fossil walks for an additional cost.
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FAQ and Further Information Dinosaur Isle
Address: Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, Isle of Wight, England. Phone: 01983 404344
Category – Museum – Indoors – Suitable for all ages, although more suited to children from age 4 and over
Is there food and drink available?
Chilled soft drinks and confectionary are available in the Dinosaur Isle shop. There is a picnic area in front of the museum.
What are the main things to do?
Museum dedicated to dinosaurs, with fossils, life-size models and more. There are toilets and light refreshments.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Cheap. An adult ticket costs £6, children 3-15 £5, under 2’s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
Behind the museum is a tarmac surfaced car-park with 16 car spaces and 3 designated disabled bays. Parking charges operate from 1st April to 31st October (including bank holidays), 7 days a week, from 10am to 6pm.
When are they open?
Opening times and dates vary throughout the year. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Only assistance dogs are permitted in the museum.
Are they accessible?
All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors.