museum galleries and shop are enclosed spaces. We
want to make sure that our visitors feel safe and
can enjoy their visit.
out the changes below to make sure you know what to
Following the relaxing of covid regulations it is no longer necessary to pre book your visit.
We invite you to scan the QR code in reception on arrival.
During busy times we strongly recommend adults wear face coverings .
We continue to offer hand sanitiser around the museum.
Easter - Monday 11th to Saturday 23rd April, 10am - 4pm with our last admission at 3pm.
Half Term - Tuesday 24th May to Saturday 4th June, 10am - 4pm with our last admission at 3pm.
4th January to 30th June 2022 - Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm with our last admission at 3pm.
1st July to 31st August 2022 - Monday to Sunday 9:30am - 5pm with our last admission at 4pm.
1st September to December 2022 - Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm with our last admission at 3pm.
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.