Visiting The Museum
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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 continue to offer hand sanitiser around the museum.
The museum will be open at the following times:
Tuesday to Saturday only (closed Sunday & Monday) 10am until 4pm with our last admission at 3pm
With the following exceptions:
Christmas: CLOSED Sat 24th - Tues 27th December, OPEN Wednesday 28th December - 31st December
For more information about our museum, please browse the site or call us on 01983 404344.
There has been a beach wheelchair at Dinosaur Isle for several years now.
The wheelchair was originally sourced to enable children with restricted mobility who visit the museum, to access the beach with the rest of their group. We have however always offered it for hire to anyone who needs it.
The wheelchair is suitable for children and young/small adults, as stipulated by the manufacturer.
You can hire for a day, weekend, week etc. Collection and return is during working hours unless by prior agreement. We are open Tuesday to Saturday 10am until 4pm.
If you would like to transport the chair we can show you how to take it apart and reassemble. We ask that it is not taken in to the sea.
The wheelchair must be booked in advance. This allows us to check it is available and ensure it is ready for use.
To book please call 01983 404344 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.