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Dinosaur Isle Museum Isle of Wight

Dinosaur Isle is Britain's first purpose built dinosaur museum and visitor attraction; based in Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The Island's diverse geology contains a wealth of fossils that tell us much about the past and gives clues to the effects of possible future environmental changes.

About Dinosaur Isle

SAVE up to 33% on admission tickets to Dinosaur Isle with any Red Funnel vehicle or ferry foot passenger journey to the Island - now that's something to shout about! 

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Step 3: Enter the rough date of your visit (tickets are valid +/- 7 days of the date entered).

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Tickets to Dinosaur Isle - Save up to 33%

16-64 yrs
3-15 yrs
65 yrs +
2 adults + 2 children
2 adults + 3 children

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Isle of Wight Festival 2014

Date Opening Times Opening Days 
01 Nov 16 - 31 Mar 2017‡10.00am to 4.00pm7 days a week
01 Apr - 31 Aug 201710.00am to 6.00pm7 days a week
01 Sep - 31 Oct 201710.00am to 5.00pm7 days a week
01 Nov - 31 Dec 2017‡10.00am to 4.00pm7 days a week

  • ‡Closed 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January
  • January 2017 open all weekends but closed for 2 weeks (Monday to Friday - 16-19 & 22-26 January) for deep cleaning
  • Last admission 1 hour before closing. 
  • Between April and October the car parking tickets from the machines behind the museum and the gravel car park to the side of the museum are two-part. Give the voucher part to Reception upon entry and they will redeem £2.50 of your car parking charges.

Collecting admission tickets

  • Vehicle customers: simply present your "Confirmation/eTicket" on arrival at check-in and your attraction ticket(s) will be printed there and then.
  • Foot passengers: please go to the ticket office on arrival and your attraction ticket(s) will be printed on presentation of your "Confirmation/eTicket"

What to give the attraction

Just hand your credit card size ticket(s) to the attraction to gain entry. Tickets are valid for 7 days either side of the date you entered when adding the attraction to your basket.

Terms and Conditions

Attraction admission tickets can only be purchased in conjunction with a booking for a vehicle or foot passenger(s) on Red Funnel´s Southampton/East Cowes route. Attraction tickets are non-refundable and must be used 7 days either side of the date entered. Additional charges (payable on admission) may apply to access special events and certain rides or activities. Standard terms and conditions of entry apply; please refer to the attraction for details.

The discounted ferry crossings are only available whilst the individual attraction is open during 2017. 10% ferry discount available when booked alongside Dinosaur Isle tickets. To obtain the ferry discount a minimum of either a family ticket or 2 x adults or 2 x seniors must be purchased. Additional tickets may be added to your shopping basket. Valid for return vehicle travel from Southampton. Valid for up to 7 people in a car or small van up to 5.5m length/2m height. Subject to availability. New bookings only. Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Please check opening dates and times before booking.

Dinosaur Isle Address: Culver Parade, Sandown Isle of Wight PO36 8QA. Tel. 01983 404344. On site parking.
Get Directions from East Cowes (28 mins) & View Larger Map

Standard Prices

Type Price 
Adult (16-64 yrs)£5.00
Child (3-15 yrs)£4.00
Senior (65+ yrs)£4.00
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 2 Children)£16.50
Family Ticket (2 Adults & 3 Children)£19.50

Red Funnel Special Offer Pricing

Type 1 Sep 2016- 21 Jul 2016 22 Jul - 31 Aug 2017 1 Sep - 31 Dec 2017 
Family 2+2£11.00£13.20£11.00
Family 2+3£13.00£15.60£13.00

Reviews of Dinosaur Isle Museum

Could have had a video introduction and more moving models
Good displays but lots of reading makes it difficult to entertain youngsters
Lots of information and interactive displays.
A good trip out on a rainy day with lots of information around the building but not as interactive as it could have been but good value for money.
Small but full of information - doesnt take long to get round but great for a rainy day and kids
Excellent lots to see.great day out.

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