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Dinosaur Isle

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Established  2001
Curator  Steve Hutt
Phone  +44 1983 404344
Location  Sandown, Isle of Wight
Website  Website
Founded  2001
Dinosaur Isle
Address  Culver Parade, Sandown PO36 8QA, UK
Hours  Closed now Tuesday10AM–4PMWednesday10AM–4PMThursday10AM–4PMFriday10AM–4PMSaturday10AM–4PMSunday10AM–4PMMonday10AM–4PM
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Dinosaur Isle is a purpose-built dinosaur museum located on the Isle of Wight in southern England.

The museum was designed by Isle of Wight architects Rainey Petrie Johns in the shape of a giant pterosaur. It claims to be the first custom-built dinosaur museum in Europe. The £2.7 million cost of the museum was provided by Isle of Wight Council and the National Lottery Millennium Commission. Dinosaur Isle opened to visitors on 20 August 2001.

The museum features numerous replica fossils and life-sized models of Iguanodon, Polacanthus, Eotyrannus and Neovenator - the last is animatronic. The Neovenator was discovered and named by the museum's curator Steve Hutt. Guests are given the opportunity to speak to experts and watch them at work.

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Dinosaur Isle Wikipedia


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