Dinosaur Isle
Dinosaur Isle, Isle of Wight

Dinosaur Isle

The Isle of Wight prides itself on extensive fossil and geology collections. For a long time, these were contained at the Museum of Isle of Wight Geology.

In 2001, Dinosaur Isle opened and replaced the old museum. Those who founded the attraction used the original collections too create interactive exhibits that are bound to keep all the family entertained.

On a tour of the museum, you’ll come across a fascinating presentation that showcases the Isle of Wight’s past ecosystems. After watching the presentation, you will embark on a walk along life-size dinosaur skeletons and other artefacts.

A memorable display is the animatronic of an Ophthalmosaurus, which was used for the BBC’s ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ series. You’ll also get to see replicas of the 15 species of dinosaur that once inhabited the Isle of Wight, including the Theropoda and Thyreophora.

After seeing the intriguing and terrifying dinosaurs up close, why not enjoy a bite to eat at the on-site café/restaurant? A picnic area is also available if you wish to bring your own food.

Dinosaur Isle prides itself on its accessibility, being open all year around and on bank holidays. All areas of the attraction are accessible for those with limited mobility. Guide dogs are also permitted throughout the premises.

Treat your loved ones to a fascinating day out at Dinosaur Isle…

Image Credits: N.CaylaCC BY-SA 4.0

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