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Holiday In the Isle of Wight
Dinosaur Isle is an impressive, £2.7 million lottery-funded exhibition set
up in Sandown on the Isle of Wight. |
impressive building itself is designed in the shape of a pterosaur and you cant
miss it if you're on a holiday walk along the sea front at Sandown!|
& Other Bits
Dinosaur centre contains a stunning array of skeletal and flesh reconstructions
as well as a wealth of supplementary information and artefacts.|
is fitting that Megalosaurus is the first dinosaur that greets you as you enter
the main hall of dinosaur isle. It is a great animal in a beautiful pose.|
is a previously unknown theropod species. 6-8m in length, about 750kg. 2.2m high
at the hip, with 5cm long teeth and 13cm long claws. |
was the major carnivore in the Early Cretaceous (132-100 million years ago).
is a primitive tyrannosauroid. This model forms part of the central display, facing
a full-sized Iguanadon.|
neck vertebrae, a full wall-mounted Iguanadon skeleton and the natural cast of
still in matrix and model.
reconstruction, spikes and parts of its armour, and skull of similar dinosaur.
sauropod as discovered and miniature T rex skull.
attraction is a great feature of any holiday to the Isle of Wight and is highly
reccommended. For otherholiday
destinations on the Isle of Wight, there are various Fossil Shops and tourist
The hotel we stayed at was in Sandown and the island is
certainly not short of accommodation.