Dinosaur Isle

The dinosaurmuseumofDinosaur Islehas a different geology and a wealth of fossils that speak volumes regarding the past, and offers clues to possible environmental changes in future. Situated inBritain, the isle has rocks about a million years past and younger rocks of Ice ages. Both rock varieties and plants speak a lot about plant life and temperature of sea. Information on the types of living beings which lived in land, water and sky in the primitive times is recorded here.


Today Dinosaur Isle is the most visited tourist spot inBritain. It provides education to schools and various organizations and to public who have a passion to know about the past era. About 200 years ago, affiliates of the Isle of Wight Philosophical Society started collection at Dinosaur Isle. Now they are published in scientific publications and investigated further for more clarity.


The mission of dinosaur isle is to become a national centre of distinction in the acquirement, protection, display and understanding of the museums dinosaurs and varied geological legacy. The opening of Dinosaur Isle on August 10th 2001 created great impact in the preservation of geological collections. It is run by the Isle of Wight Council. The cost of the museum is £2.7 million, out of which half was offered by a grant of Millennium Commission.


Located on Culver Parade, The new museum was planned by Rainey Petrie Johns a local architect. The interior of the museum exhibits rock re-constructions to grown, fleshed dinosaurs!  The shape of the museum greatly resembles a gigantic pterodactyl. 


The collections at the museum take visitors from Ice Age back to the age when dinosaurs trampled the Earth. The dinosaur gallery has a collection of real fossils, re-constructed skeletons, re-constructions which are life like and fleshed, and two moving animatronics dinosaurs.


Dinosaur Isle is ground for all-year-round entertainment. Education and enjoyment is merged here, and the displays are made all the more capturing by clever lighting, sound, artwork, smells and technology, to generate a thrilling experience. A room at the museum is set aside especially for learning sessions. A working laboratory on sight, a large shop and Browns cafeteria adds to the overall enjoyment.


The museum aims to promote public knowledge of the importance of the sundry geology and palaeontology of theIsle of Wight's. During school holidays, various activities are organized for school children to arouse their interest in geology.