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DS mad about dinosaurs - Is there somewhere for a day out involving dinosaurs like a museum or something?

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ScrewballMuppet Sun 03-Jul-05 22:26:07

Is there a big dinosaur museum or something in the uk with the big skeletons and things or something similar?

moondog Sun 03-Jul-05 22:29:03

Don't they have loads in Natural History Museum in London,including a massive skeleton?

Fimbo Sun 03-Jul-05 22:30:15

There is a Dinosaur Park near Norwich - hang on and I will try to find a link.......

charleepeters Sun 03-Jul-05 22:30:24

natural history museum in London has dinosaurs in - well it did when i went there but that was years ago - have a look. here

Caligula Sun 03-Jul-05 22:32:29

If you're anywhere near South East London, the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill has a great dinosaur bit, as well as fossils and possibly the best fishy bit in London outside of the London Aquarium.

Fimbo Sun 03-Jul-05 22:33:12

Not Sure If This Is Exactly What You Had In Mind!!!

galaxy Sun 03-Jul-05 22:36:05

Natural History Museum is good for this

Aero Sun 03-Jul-05 22:39:13

Fimbo - that is just the best place for a day out (if you live near or are on holiday there like we were) - My lot totally loved this place and there's loads to do for a whole day out. Take a picnic though as eating here is expensive. It costs a bit to get in but is worth every penny.
Natural History Museum also gets my vote if you're close enough.

Aero Sun 03-Jul-05 22:41:02

Oh - forgot about the Horniman Museum. It has loads of other interesting things to do there too as well as the dinosaurs.

Fran1 Sun 03-Jul-05 22:41:51

Are you anywhere near Crystal Palace?

Lovely big park with enormous dinosaur models dotted all over the place, also a small petting zoo ( at least there was when i was last there!)

ScrewballMuppet Sun 03-Jul-05 22:43:09

Thanks!!! they are all a distance away but exactly what I'm looking for - I might take the kids and stay over night make it an adventure for them.
I'll price it up

Aero Sun 03-Jul-05 22:53:06

I used to live round the corner from Crystal Palace - how could I forget that - i am brain dead!!
Whereabouts are you SM?

zubb Sun 03-Jul-05 22:59:43

like everyone else has said the Natural History museum is probably the best place.
Sandown on the Isle of Wight has dinosaur Island, and there's a museum in Dorchester - quite small, but a lot for kids to do.

treacletart Sun 03-Jul-05 23:19:05

Your ds might enjoy this site called Show Me It pulls together great online stuff from UK museums and galleries - lots of stuff on dinosaurs! You can also check out the grown-up version, 24 Hour Museum for a dinosaur related museum near you

ScrewballMuppet Sun 03-Jul-05 23:26:30

Aero I'm in the North East

ScrewballMuppet Sun 03-Jul-05 23:31:22

treacletart your a star theres one in newcastle!
Am still fancying the national museum and the park too. I'm spoilt for choice!

BadHair Sun 03-Jul-05 23:31:27

The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester is running a Dinosaur exhibition until 4 September. Details are /link{}.

BadHair Sun 03-Jul-05 23:31:55

Ahem, /link{}.

BadHair Sun 03-Jul-05 23:32:27

Well, I'm sure you can find it despite my rubbish links.

ScrewballMuppet Sun 03-Jul-05 23:34:14

Wow BH I think that one hits the nail on the head

ScrewballMuppet Sun 03-Jul-05 23:39:02


BadHair Sun 03-Jul-05 23:39:43

Am planning to take my dses over the summer. Perhaps we could have a MN meet up for those of us inflicted with dino-mad offspring.

ScrewballMuppet Sun 03-Jul-05 23:40:10

oops meantthis .

ScrewballMuppet Sun 03-Jul-05 23:40:41

Sounds good

philippat Mon 04-Jul-05 07:43:56

SBM, if you're in the North East, you could actually try and find fossils on the beach (might not be dinosaurs but you never know and pretty amazing). Whitby's supposed to be the best spot.

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