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Dinosaur Expeditions CIC

Lower Sutton Farm Military Road, Brighstone PO30 4PG, England
+44 7837 728810
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Helpful and educational

We returned to the Expeditions centre this year whilst we were on the island. Our two sons aged 9... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Beverley M
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Wonderful!

We did a 2 hour private fossil hunt. Only 7 of us in our party so all got lots of time to talk to... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
laurarainbow2015
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Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C. is a Community Interest Company created by local fossil enthusiasts. We promote responsible fossil discovery and conservation in addition to helping the public understanding of fossils and the palaeo-environment through Palaeoart. To do this we have established the 'Dinosaur Expeditions, Conservation and Palaeoart Centre' at the site of the Dinosaur Farm Museum. It houses displays of fossils, locally produced palaeoart, childrens' activities and a fossil & mineral giftshop.We also organise popular fossil hunting trips throughout the year at a variety of locations on the Isle of Wight, led by our experienced professional guides. Dinosaur Expeditions CIC pools the local knowledge, talents and experience of our Fossil Hunt leaders. This helps to ensure that we can provide a professional quality experience for all our customers. Are you mad about Dinosaurs and other fossils? We are, so why not join us on an amazing Fossil Hunting Adventure! Discover your own fossils and keep all your finds.
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Lower Sutton Farm Military Road, Brighstone PO30 4PG, England
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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

We returned to the Expeditions centre this year whilst we were on the island. Our two sons aged 9 and 13 love spending time looking around and chatting to Oliver and his team about their finds on the beach. Oliver is always welcoming and is...More

2  Thank Beverley M
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

We did a 2 hour private fossil hunt. Only 7 of us in our party so all got lots of time to talk to our lovely young guide. This side of the island is very remote and beware the little chines where you have to...More

1  Thank laurarainbow2015
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Reviewed June 1, 2017

Excellent exhibits and a very friendly and well informed staff. Kids get to sift through sand for fossils and, as well as guided tours, fossils are for sale. I spent some time in conversation, with Oliver, a knowledgable and interesting guide. Highly reccommended, especially for...More

1  Thank Tony N
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

Popped in to look at the exhibits and learn a bit more about the local area. £11 for a family ticket was good value but what made the visit was the enthusiasm for the subject matter. Out little girl loves dinosaurs and she was shown...More

3  Thank Nathan D
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Reviewed April 23, 2017

Well worth a visit. We booked a trip with Oliver meeting at the Brook Chine gravel car park which is on the left and before you reach PO30 4HB if you are travelling by sat nav. Very informative and interesting. Take your camera for some...More

2  Thank SladeTravelReviews
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

An inspiring afternoon led by Oliver, who was brilliant with kids (6-9) and adults (considerably older!). Pitched it perfectly, super-helpful and informative - suspect we have four wannabe paleontologists now.

2  Thank JimH282014
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Fossil hunting was fabulous and Oilver our guide extremely knowledgable and good fun. We also visited the museum which is teeny tiny and run by Oliver who is a real palaeontologist, he went through items in the museum with us and we got to see...More

1  Thank Elizabeth L
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

The staff here are volunteers and seem very happy to explain about the exhibits. There are real fossils that we were able to touch and feel. Very exciting!

1  Thank GibbsJ
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

We took part in one of the dinosaur fossil expeditions. Finding the right place to meet was a bit of a challenge initially (meeting in a small car park with no official "sign" - leave yourself time to find it!), but once underway we spent...More

2  Thank Richard S
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Reviewed September 9, 2016

Wow! Just wow! We knew that the island had a rich history with dinosaurs, and had looked into doing some of the guided tours before but they were all really expensive and didn't seem that great... and that all changed when we stumbled on Dinosaur...More

1  Thank hcneb
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lkatiza
April 21, 2018|
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Response from DinosaurExpeditions | Property representative |
The Dinosaur Expeditions, Conservation & Palaeoart Centre is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays (and every day during Isle of Wight School holidays, from Easter to October) between 10am and 4pm. The Dinosaur Expeditions... More
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Lisa B
March 15, 2018|
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Response from DinosaurExpeditions | Property representative |
We organise public trips during the Isle of Wight School Holidays. For example we have a Public trip on Sunday 27th May from 4.30pm - 6.30pm at Brook Chine (approximately 10 - 15 minutes from Freshwater). If you have dates... More
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