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 to find this gallery
The Dinosaurs gallery is in the Blue Zone on the Ground Floor next to Hintze Hall.
Move the slider below to find other dinosaurs in the Museum.
Fossil hunter Mary Anning commemorated with new 50p coin collection
New 50p coin collection honours fossil hunter Mary Anning.25 February 2021
Dinosaur frills were likely the result of sexual selection
It is notoriously difficult to sex a dinosaur.3 February 2021
Dinosaurs were not in decline before the asteroid wiped them out
Many groups of dinosaurs were doing rather well right up until the end.18 November 2020
Dinosaur diaries: were ankylosaurs socially distancing?
Were dinosaurs adhering to social distancing rules, or were they living in tight-knit herds?22 September 2020
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 with neurodiverse conditions (including autism and other sensory processing difficulties) to enjoy the Museum with their families and siblings, 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.