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:
- the first fossil ever found from a Tyrannosaurus rex, one of the largest carnivores ever to have walked the Earth
- an Iguanodon, one of the first species ever described as a dinosaur
- the skull of a plant-eating Triceratops
- one of the largest meat eaters ever unearthed in Europe, the Baryonyx
- an Oviraptor egg, a Daspletosaurus tooth and a Euoplocephalus tail club
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.
Move the slider below to find other dinosaurs in the Museum.
18 July 2018
Did you know the word 'dinosaur' wasn't coined until 1842?
26 June 2018
These unusual biscuits make it look like dinosaurs stomped through your kitchen.
26 June 2018
Take our quiz to find out which dinosaur you're most like - could it be the terrifying T. rex or the placid Plateosaurus?
25 June 2018
What's the next best thing to studying prehistoric dinosaurs in the flesh?
More dinosaur fun
This unique sleepover gives kids aged 7 to 11 the chance to explore the Museum after dark while taking part in fun and educational activities.
Dawnosaurs is a free event for children on the autism spectrum to enjoy the Museum free from the hustle and bustle of the general public.
Dino enthusiasts young and old will love the range of dinosaur gifts, toys and clothing available in the Museum Shop.