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
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.
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.
45-minute tours from 9.00-9.45
Adult £25, child £17, Member £22.50
How to find this gallery
The Dinosaurs gallery is in the Blue Zone on the Ground Floor next to Hintze Hall.
New species of big-thumbed dinosaur discovered in Mongolia
Jaculinykus yaruui is thought to have dug for food using an enormous thumb on each hand.16 November 2023
Prehistoric plants: How to grow a dinosaur garden
As part of our Urban Nature Project, we’re planting a dinosaur garden in front of our iconic building.
Discovery of Moroccan fossil footprints points to unknown dinosaur diversity
Researchers are hot on the trail of Morocco’s missing dinosaurs.27 September 2023
What happens when you find a dinosaur?
If you know what you’re looking at, little bits of bone can add up to something big.