Studying the Stegosaurus skeleton

Watch the world's most complete Stegosaurus skeleton arrive at the Museum. Follow its first few months behind the scenes as it underwent rigorous scientific examination.

The unprecedented specimen arrived at the Museum in late 2013, but before it was put on public display our dinosaur researchers wanted to get their hands on it.

Prof Paul Barrett and Dr Charlotte Brassey took incredibly detailed measurements of the skeleton with laser scans, CT scans and 360° photography.

By building 3D models and analysing the data they collected, they hope to be able to answer some of the big questions about the anatomy and life of Stegosaurus.

Visit the Stegosaurus

Meet our incredible new dinosaur specimen in the Earth Hall.

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Find out what Museum scientists are revealing about how dinosaurs looked, lived and behaved.