VISITING THE MUSEUM
We regret that due to positive covid tests among several staff, the museum will remain closed until Monday 25th October when it will reopen at 10am
The fossil walks today, Wednesday & Thursday will go ahead as planned but no more bookings will be taken for them.
The safety of our visitors and staff is very important to us. We apologise for the inconvenience
The museum galleries and shop are enclosed spaces. We want to make sure that our visitors feel safe and can enjoy their visit.
Check out the changes below to make sure you know what to expect:
Book your visit in advance by emailing email@example.com or by calling 01983 404344. We need to record details of our visitors to support the NHS Test and Trace system. We also need to ensure we don’t exceed our maximum capacity limit. We keep numbers limited for customer safety.
The Government expects and recommends that people continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces. Therefore we urge adults to wear face coverings in the building.
Use hand sanitiser upon arrival, before and after use of our interactives and before you leave. You will find hand sanitiser stations throughout our museum.
Half Term 16th - 30th October Open every day 10am to 4pm with last admission at 3pm.
2nd November to 23rd December - Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm with our last admission at 3pm.
24th to 28th December - Closed
29th - 31st December open 10am to 4pm last admission at 3pm
1st January 2022 - Closed
4th January to 31st March 2022 - Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm with our last admission at 3pm.
Please remember to book in advance.
If you book your entry via Red Funnel you still need to book your spaces in the museum with us. Call us on 01983 404344.
For more information about our museum, visit us at dinosaurisle.com/ or call us on 01983 404344.
For those of you seeking a challenge indoors we have a selection of downloadable Colouring Sheets and some Word Searches .
We have created a Bite-sized activity you can do with some simple objects and a camera (as well as learn how chelonian bone changes when it becomes fossilised). Chelonians include turtles, tortoises and terrapins, and we find a lot of fragments of fossilised turtle bone on the north-coast of the Isle of Wight, dating from the end of the Eocene. We have included a fun activity for you at the end - we hope you find it inspirational. Click on the pdf logo to download the bite-sized science activity.
Our colleagues at the Island Heritage Service have produced two family activities to download. One is on making dragon puppets;
and another on making a Roman purse. Did you know that the Chinese were writing about digging up stone dragons in the 3rd Century AD - and what they were finding may have been dinosaurs.
Please note that being able to run events like fossil walks is affected by the current Covid19 restrictions. We hope to be able to do so again once it is safe to do so.
Travelling on the Island
Our Island roads are different. For visitors travelling by car or coach then please click here for closures or current roadworks.
Assistance dogs in the museum
A printing error in a visitor publication has led some customers to enquire about bringing their dogs into the museum. Dogs under close control are welcomed on our fossil walks, but unfortunately it is only assistance dogs that are allowed into the museum.