Dinosaurs

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  • no booking required

The Museum's dinosaurs are world-famous. Meet the roaring T. rex, see the skull of a Triceratops and wander among fossils in the Dinosaurs gallery.

Explore the different time periods dinosaurs lived, sort the facts from the myths about why they died out and find out what our scientific research has taught us about these prehistoric giants.

Star specimens and exhibits include:

  • part of the first Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever discovered, one of the largest carnivores ever to have walked the Earth
  • the first skeleton of Iguanodon known to science, one of the species used to describe the concept of dinosaurs
  • the skull of a plant-eating Triceratops
  • the gigantic armoured dinosaur Scolosaurus

How dinosaurs evolved into birds

Discover how the humble pigeon is a distant descendant of the mighty T. rex.

How to find this gallery

The Dinosaurs gallery is in the Blue Zone on the Ground Floor next to Hintze Hall. You don't need to pre-book to visit the Dinosaurs gallery.

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Map of the Museum highlighting the Dinosaurs gallery. Map of the Museum highlighting where dinosaurs can be found throughout the Museum.

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Dinosaur trail

Wander among fossils, learn about the first dinosaurs ever discovered and meet a Stegosaurus.