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Dinosaur Isle

Add Dinosaur Isle to your Itinerary

Museum

Culver Parade
SANDOWN
Isle of Wight
PO36 8QA

Tel: +44 01983 404344

Fax: +44 01983 407502

Dinosaur Isle

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Senior Citizen ticket£4.00
Adult ticket£5.00
2 + 2£16.50
3 - 15 yrs£4.00
Family 2+3£19.50 per ticket
School Child (party min 10)£3.50

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

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • No smoking

Accessibility

  • Accessible Lift
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Disabled Parking
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • No dogs (Guide dogs accepted) - Only guide dogs allowed in buildings.
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - 3 designated bays for the disabled.
  • Ramp/Level Access

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • On site parking
  • Own car park (Fee Applies) - 1st April to 31st October Charges for 2011 are as follows -upto 4 hours £3.40 4 - 6 hours £4.50 6 - 8 hours £6.60
  • Parking (charge) - Charges for 2011 are as follows - upto 4 hours £3.40 4 - 6 hours £4.50 6 - 8 hours £6.60
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Chilled soft drinks and confectionary are available in the Dinosaur Isle shop.
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available - Chilled soft drinks and confectionary are available in the Dinosaur Isle shop.

Payment Methods

  • Delta
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Solo
  • Switch
  • Visa

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Dogs admitted on a lead - Outside areas only.
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Guided tours by arrangement
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays

Specialist Features

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

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

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).

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Excellent
      246
    • Very Good
      283
    • Average
      150
    • Poor
      65
    • Terrible
      27

    Recent Reviews:

    • Dave T
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Good use of an hour..
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 14th February 2018
      Overall good use of an hour or so, the place isn’t very big, and at the start are lots of fossils, which didn’t wow our 5-year old as a first impression, however the main hall was very impressive... Read full review
    • Jurassicduo287
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Amazing museum
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 11th February 2018
      Really enjoyed our visit to the dinosaur isle. Wasn't sure what to expect reading mixed reviews online etc but was impressed with realistic looking models and some really amazing fossils along with... Read full review
    • fran h
      Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      last place to visit
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 3rd February 2018
      we visited here just before leaving and we enjoyed it. there was a few hands on tings to do like fossil digging puzzles and rubbings. my boys fave bit was the robot dinosaur which you could have a... Read full review

    Awards

    • Green Island Awards - Green Island Award - Gold 2008

    Opening Times

    Winter (1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018)
    DayTimes
    Monday10:0016:00
    Tuesday10:0016:00
    Wednesday10:0016:00
    Thursday10:0016:00
    Friday10:0016:00
    Saturday10:0016:00
    Sunday10:0016:00
    Bank Holiday10:0016:00
    Summer (1 Apr 2018 - 31 Aug 2018)
    DayTimes
    Monday10:0018:00
    Tuesday10:0018:00
    Wednesday10:0018:00
    Thursday10:0018:00
    Friday10:0018:00
    Saturday10:0018:00
    Sunday10:0018:00
    Bank Holiday10:0018:00
    Autumn (1 Sept 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
    DayTimes
    Monday10:0017:00
    Tuesday10:0017:00
    Wednesday10:0017:00
    Thursday10:0017:00
    Friday10:0017:00
    Saturday10:0017:00
    Sunday10:0017:00

    * Please note that last admissions are 1 hour before stated closing times

    Related

    Saturday, 10th March 2018 - Saturday, 10th March 2018

    March Hare Fossil Walk (organised by Dinosaur Isle)
    more info

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