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. You don't need to pre-book to visit the Dinosaurs gallery.
Move the slider below to find other dinosaurs in the Museum.
Dinosaur Diaries: New 'Captain Hook' dinosaur with clawed hands discovered
A new cat-sized dinosaur with hooks for hands has been described.3 August 2020
Dinosaur diaries: this is what dinosaurs evolved from
The origin of dinosaurs, their demise and what Dilophosaurus really looked like.17 July 2020
Dinosaur diaries: The first dinosaur eggs were soft
A new study has found that the eggs of the earliest dinosaurs had soft shells.3 July 2020
A shepherd stumbles across sleeping giants in a dinosaur graveyard
This is thought to be one of the most significant dinosaur sites ever found in South Africa.
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.