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Dinosaur Isle


Culver Parade
Isle Of Wight
PO36 8QA

Tel: +44 01983 404344

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Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle is Britain's first purpose built dinosaur attraction just over the sea wall in Sandown where in a spectacularly shaped building reminiscent of a Pterosaur flying across the cretaceous skies you can walk back through fossilised time to the period of the dinosaurs 120 million years ago.

Set in amongst a recreated landscape you will meet life sized models of the Isle of Wight's famous five dinosaurs - NEOVENATOR, EOTYRANNUS, IGUANODON, HYPSILOPHODON and POLACANTHUS. Flying above you amongst the haunting sounds of a long lost forest are pterodactyls.

You will see dinosaur skeletons as they are found by the fossil hunters and can watch our volunteers preparing the latest exciting finds. At Dinosaur Isle you will be able to encounter the lost world of dinosaurs that once roamed freely across the Isle of Wight.

Amongst the many hands on interactives in the museum there is even a robotic dinosaur that you can control!

Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

Use the sandhopper community bus from Sandown every half hour on a Saturday for just £1 for an adult to get to the Islands Dinosaur museum. Travel back to the Jurassic period in one quick hop. Take the train from Shanklin and Ryde to connect with the sand hopper buss at Sandown station. The sand hopper bus provides that missing link connecting the rail to the museum.

* Sandhopper bus 
* Other Bus Routes - 8, Downs Breezer or Island Coaster. 
* Island line -

Schools information:

The attraction can supply:
- Worksheet for teachers
- Worksheet for children
- Classroom
- Toilets
- Picnic area
- Guided Tours
- Interpretation
- Coach parking
- PreVisits

Suitable ages:
- Five to Eight year olds
- Eight To Twelve year olds
- Twelve to Sixteen year olds
- Sixteen plus
Related Curriculum Subjects:
- English
- Science
- Geography
- History


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

Winter (1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018)
Summer (1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018)
October (1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£5.00 per ticket
Child£3.80 per ticket
Concession£4.00 per ticket
Family (1) 2 Adults & 2 Children£16.50 per ticket
Family (2) 2 Adults & 3 Children£19.00 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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