Isle of Wight Dinosaur History

The Isle of Wight is famed for its Dinosaur heritage and is already regarded as one of the richest areas for discovery in Europe – earning it the title “Dinosaur Island”. According to a new Dinosaur Map of Britain compiled by Dr Paul Barrett, Merit Researcher from the Natural History Museum the Isle of Wight is the UK’s Dinosaur Capital!

The Isle of Wight is regarded as one of the richest areas for Dinosaur discovery in Europe, which has already earned it the title “Dinosaur Island”.

In addition to that it was named the UK’s Dinosaur Capital as part of a new Dinosaur Map of Britain, which was compiled by Dr Paul Barrett, Merit Researcher from the Natural History Museum!

There is a great range of dinosaur attractions and activities available on the Isle of Wight, with some fantastic opportunities for dinosaur and fossil enthusiasts.

These include musuems such as the award winning Dinosaur Isle, fossil hunts with experts such as Dinosaur Fossil Hunts and Footprint Tours, and also beaches such as Brook where you can discover your own fossils!

Try the all new Dinosaur Experience at Blackgang Chine, the first of it’s kind in the UK, with your chance to get “up close and personal” with two baby Tyrannosaurus Rex flanked by their trained handlers.

You can also dare to enter “Restricted Area 5” with one of the biggest collections of animatronic dinosaurs in the world!

At The Needles Landmark Attraction they are showing “The Lost World 4D” in their recently added 4D Cinema, a fully immersive cinema experience taking you back in time with special effects letting you feel the action as it happens on screen.