|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adults (18-64)||£4.00 per ticket|
|Children (5-17 years old)||£3.00 per ticket|
|Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2 Children)||£11.00 per ticket|
|Grandparents Ticket (2 Seniors and 2 Children)||£9.00 per ticket|
|Senior (65+)||£3.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
AboutThe Dinosaur Expeditions, Conservation & Palaeoart Centre is a Community Interest Company run on behalf of the community by local fossil enthusiast volunteers to promote responsible fossil discovery, conservation and the production of palaeoart. The centre has displays of local and international fossils, a range of different children's activities and a fossil & mineral giftshop. They also have an exhibition of Palaeoart, including works by Nick Chase, Nigel George, Robert Nichols, David Angus and others. The centre also displays a new painting by John Sibbick of the Isle of Wight landscape during the time of the dinosaurs. Created specifically for the centre it is his largest piece of work to date.
This Summer visitors can see life-sized reconstructions of the largest dinosaur that from the Isle of Wight and a huge flying reptile. During July and August the Centre will be hosting DINOART Days every Tuesday where participants can paint replica fossils, sculpt with modelling clay and draw a dinosaur or other fossil. These can be entered into a competition with the chance to win Season Tickets and Dinosaur Bone Prizes.
If you want to discover your own fossils they organise popular fossil hunting trips to local beaches led by their experienced professional guides. Two hour Public and Private Trips are available throughout the year but advanced booking is required as spaces are limited. For more information telephone, visit the centre or their website: www.dinosaurexpeditions.co.uk
The Centre is a field centre based in the heart of dinosaur country for new fossil discoveries and provides training in responsible fossil discovery and conservation techniques. The centre also produces new palaeoart inspired by local fossils. In addition they also organise Palaeoart workshops outside of the School Holidays. If you would like to find out more about this please contact them.
By working closely with members of the public, local fossil hunters, museums and universities; we can help to ensure the Isle of Wight's unique fossil heritage and palaeoart isn't lost for future generations.
The Dinosaur Expeditions Centre is open every day during school holidays; Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from Easter to November and between 10am & 4pm.
Dinosaur Expeditions, Conservation & Palaeoart Centre welcomes educational parties. For more information call 01983 740844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
Children & Infants
- Family Friendly, Children Welcome - Children's activity area
- Dogs admitted on a lead
- Gift shop
- Open all year round
Parking & Transport
- Parking (free)
- Cash Accepted
- Indoor Attraction
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
Map & Directions
Road DirectionsFrom East Cowes ferry, second exit at roundabout onto Well Road, A3021, A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Shorwell, B3399 to Brighstone.
From Fishbourne ferry, B3339 (Fishbourne lane), A3054 to Newport, town centre, Pyle Street, B3323 to Shorwell, B3399 to Brighstone.
From Yarmouth ferry, A3054 to Totland, A3055 to Freshwater, B3399 to Brighstone.
Public Transport DirectionsFrom West Cowes Red Jet Hi-speed ferry : No 1 bus route to Newport and change to No. 12 to Brighstone.
From Ryde Catamaran/Hovertravel: No. 9 bus route to Newport and change to No. 12 to Brighstone.
From Yarmouth ferry: No. 7 to Freshwater and change to No. 12 to Brighstone.
For further bus information please contact Southern Vectis at www.islandbuses.info/ or +44 0871 200 2233 (bus times) / +44 01983 827000 (head office).
ACCESS TO PUBLIC AREAS (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)
This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.
|Opening (29 Mar 2018 - 1 Nov 2018)|
* 10am - 4pm Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays plus everyday during School Holidays
November - Easter (Visits during this time by appointment only)