Dinosaur Isle Museum

Distance: within 1 mile
Artform: Heritage / Museums

Address: Dinosaur Isle Culver Parade Sandown Isle of Wight PO36 8QA
Telephone: (01983) 404344
www.dinosaurisle.com

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The Isle of Wights diverse geology contains a wealth of fossils that tell us much about the past and gives clues to the effects of possible future environmental changes. Starting around 126 million years ago the rocks record the best exposures of dinosaur material in Europe. Progressively younger rocks record a variety of animals that were living on the land, in the rivers, and those that flew above lakes and lived in the seas. Plants are also well recorded on the Island. These remains show that for much of the time we were once a lot warmer and further from the sea. The youngest fossils are those from the more recent cold climates of the Ice-Ages. The museum contains displays of fossils and environmental interpretation for all age and interest of visitor, and provides an all-year range of activities for schools, the public and other organized groups.

 

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