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
Dippy Returns: The nation's favourite dinosaur
Dippy is back for a short visit. Experience Dippy's memories of nature throughout the UK and see how different communities are connecting with it.
Opens 27 May
Explore the Dinosaurs gallery before it opens to the public on one of our special guided tours.
60-minute tour and Q&A session from 9.00-10.00
Adult: £30, Child: £20, Member: £27
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.
Pterosaurs may have had coloured feathers similar to birds
The world's first flying vertebrates may also have been some of the biggest show-offs.20 April 2022
Fossilised leg buried by dinosaur-killing asteroid uncovered in North America
With the finding yet to be published in a scientific journal, debate continues over whether this could be the case.7 April 2022
Spinosaurus and Baryonyx may have hunted fish underwater
Spinosaurs were some of the only dinosaurs that spent much of their lives in water.23 March 2022
New species is earliest armoured dinosaur described from Asia
It adds to the understanding of how these curious dinosaurs evolved and spread around the world.15 March 2022
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.