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Dinosaur Isle

Sandown

Type:Museum

Culver Parade, Sandown, Isle Of Wight, PO36 8QA

Tel: +44 01983 404344

Dinosaur Isle

About

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.

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

Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

DRIVE LESS SEE MORE EXPERIENCES:
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

Guide Prices

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.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible Lift
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - 3 designated bays
  • Ramp/Level Access

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Chilled soft drinks and confectionary are available in the Dinosaur Isle shop.

Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - On a lead - outside areas only
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - By arrangement

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3056 to Lake, A3055 to Sandown.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Ryde (Esplanade), straight along the Esplanade to the boating lake, follow the road round to the right onto A3055 to Sandown.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Newport, A3020 to Sandown, A3056 to Lake, A3055 to Sandown.

Public Transport Directions

From Ryde: please either visit the train station annexed to the Catamaran or travel on the No. 2 or 3 bus route.
From West Cowes Red Jet Hi-speed ferry: No. 1 bus route to Newport and change to No. 2, 3 or 8.
From Yarmouth ferry: No. 7 Newport and change to No. 2, 3 or 8.
For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office).

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

Summer (1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sept 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*
October (1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
Winter (1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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