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Dinosaur Isle

Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
+44 1983 404344
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Visited on a misty cold day after wanting to do something with my kids age 8 & 2.5, they loved it... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sarah J
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Easter break

The staff very nice. Personally I thought it was a bit small only took us about 30 to 40 mins to go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
peter36
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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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rainy day” (73 reviews)
“gift shop” (62 reviews)
“dinosaur models” (15 reviews)
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Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, England
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+44 1983 404344

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited on a misty cold day after wanting to do something with my kids age 8 & 2.5, they loved it, it’s small but ok, lots of Dino info, only thing that disappointed was the arts and crafts upstairs, no staff, very minted craft and...More

Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The staff very nice. Personally I thought it was a bit small only took us about 30 to 40 mins to go around. But my kids loved it

Thank peter36
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interactive. Car park is subsidised at reception and entry is about £14 for a family. Spent 90mina here so not a day activity but worth a visit. Friendly staff and actively involved with the kids. And know their stuff given I’m a bit of...More

Thank Colin A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fantastic place! Our kids were squealing with excitement as they looked at the huge dinosaurs! Fantastic displays with lots of interactive opportunities. They particularly enjoyed the digging bones in the sand and rock rubbings. Upstairs they made sand pictures and painted dinosaurs too....More

Thank jlwilson1608
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff and the kids had a nice time. Bit dated and didn’t take long but a nice break from the rain!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here multiple times with the children when we visit the IOW and its is amazing, the history contained within that small building is impressive, i am looking forward to returning in a few months

Thank Tg O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite being quite small (reflected in the low admission price), there is so much to do here! You learn all about many different dinosaurs - those that used to live around here, as well as many other species from around the world. If you’re taking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

it's not huge but there was a lot of fascinating facts there. the kids loved learning about the dinosaurs and looking at the joining in with the activities such as creating their own dinosaur, crayon rubbing, pressing the buttons for the interactive dinosaurs and brushing...More

Thank Charlotte D
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

A fairly dry subject presented well but could be livelier! Lots of information here too about the local history connections with the dinosaur world...

Thank Martin C
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Went there with my two grandchildren the attractions were ded like literally dead, they were dinosaurs. There was nothing really interesting and i was a bit board. Bun this place. I would not recommend this place to my worst enemy. Nothing Special

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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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