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Dinosaur Isle

Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, UK

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About Dinosaur Isle

Dinosaur Isle is Britain's first purpose built dinosaur museum and visitor attraction; based in Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The visit to the museum begins with a presentation of the different past ecosystems that can be found in different parts of the island. This area begins with Pleistocene fossils, including those of Bison antiquus. The repaired animatronic of an Ophthalmosaurus from the BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs is also in this section.


Attractions near Dinosaur Isle

Seagrove Drive0.98km from Dinosaur Isle

Seagrove Bay sits between Seaview beach and Priory Bay on the north east coast and boasts some of the largest and most imposing seaside properties on the Isle of Wight. The beach is a gently sloping expanse of golden sands and has clear waters making it popular for a whole range of beach activities and water sports. The bay has both the Seaside Award Flag and the Water Quality Award.

Sandown pier1.16km from Dinosaur Isle

Sandown Pier is a pleasure pier in Sandown, Isle of Wight, England. It has endless family-friendly entertainment and fun! There’s the Lost World indoor golf experience, with exceptional lighting and audio effects, Ten Pin Bowling and Magic Island Play Area and so more. There is a Cafe, Burger Bar and Ice Cream Kiosk and at the front of the pier is Scruffy Jacks Sports Bar with stunning views of the bay.

The National Poo Museum1.64km from Dinosaur Isle

The National Poo Museum was created by Daniel Roberts, Nigel George, and Dave Badman from the Eccleston George collective of artists and social entrepreneurs on the Isle of Wight. It features an exhibition of twenty kinds of poo, encapsulated and displayed in illuminated resin spheres. These include elk, lion, human baby poo, a tawny owl pellet containing bones and teeth, 140 million-year-old fossil poo, and a child’s shoe with a cat poo inside it.

Brading Roman Villa1.69km from Dinosaur Isle

Brading Roman Villa is one of the finest Roman sites in the UK. The award winning Visitor Centre and Museum offers a unique insight into Roman life in Britain from beautifully preserved mosaic floors to an extensive collection of Roman archaeology. Behind the site is a small amphitheatre made from grassy banks. This was recently made from spoil from the building work.

Sandown Bay1.75km from Dinosaur Isle

Sandown Beach is one of the Isle of Wight's finest and most recognized beaches, with miles of soft golden sands crowned by Sandown's pleasure pier.  Due to the bay being relatively sheltered from offshore winds it is often used as a temporary anchorage point for boats, including large cargo ships, before continuing east towards Continental Europe, or north towards The Solent.

Adgestone Vineyard2.09km from Dinosaur Isle

Adgestone Vineyard is at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight. While seemingly in remote countryside with extended views across land and sea, it’s easily accessible from Bembridge, Ryde and Seaview.  Take an audio-guided tour of the vines and our subterranean cellars, followed by a fun and informative personal wine tasting lesson. Enjoy a cold food platter and a bottle of English Wine in Its secluded 10-acre vineyard with sea views.

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The Isle of Wight is a ceremonial county and the largest and second-most populous island in England. It is in the English Channel, between two and five miles off the coast of Hampshire, from which it is separated by the Solent. The island has resorts that have been holiday destinations since Victorian times and is known for its mild climate, coastal scenery, and verdant landscape of fields, downland, and chines. The island is part of the historic county of Hampshire. It is designated a UNESCO Bi