• Open daily except 24-26 December. 

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

T.rex time-out

Please note that the animatronic T-rex in our Dinosaurs gallery will be closed from Monday 8 to Friday 19 January 2024 while our team conduct its annual maintenance. 

We're sorry for any inconvenience this causes. The rest of the Dinosaur gallery will be open (and teeming with prehistoric predators) as usual.

If your little ones are really dino-mad, test out our interactive gallery quiz and get fun facts, amazing videos and extra information to help them learn and explore.

Out of Hours Titano Tours

Make the most of your visit and roam our newest exhibition, and the world famous Dinosaur gallery, before it opens to the public.

Various dates

45-minute tours from 9.00-9.45

Adult £25, child £17, Member £22.50

Titanosaur: Life as the Biggest Dinosaur

Step into the world of the magnificent titanosaur Patagotitan mayorum - one of the largest creatures to have ever walked the earth. 

Open now

How to find this gallery

The Dinosaurs gallery is in the Blue Zone on the Ground Floor next to Hintze Hall.

Map of the Museum highlighting the Dinosaurs gallery. Map of the Museum highlighting where dinosaurs can be found throughout the Museum.