Is Dinosaur Isle Open?
Covid-19 Update: Open! They’ve put some measures in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit. Pre-booking required email: [email protected] or via their Facebook. Opening times, Tuesday to Saturday 10am until 4pm with last admissions at 3pm. At this time they are unable to offer the interactive sandpits and education room. Browse online shop.
About This Attraction
The Isle of Wight is one of the richest fossil sites in Britain, and is the richest dinosaur locality in Europe, and one of the top ten localities in the World. Dinosaur Isle Museum is the home to many of these finds. This includes the mounted skeleton of the carnivorous Neoventator, and plant eating Iguanodon.
The museum is so much more than dinosaurs with displays of fossils from across the Island including ammonites and Ice Age mammals. There are interactives and you can meet the staff who work cleaning the fossils and the scientists who study them at their open lab door. You can pick up and touch real fossils dating to up to 130 million years old.
The museum also has an education room where you can learn more about the dinosaurs, do art activities, and enjoy fabulous view across Sandown Bay. The shop is well stocked with gifts, books and toys. They also offer expert guided fossil collecting trips at certain times of the year.
Jan- June, Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 4 pm.
July and August daily 10 am – 5 pm.
September- December, Tuesday- Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.
Last admission one hour before closure.
Adult £6, Children and Pensioners £5.
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) £17.50, (2 Adults & 3 Children) £20.50