Dinosaurs

  • 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

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.

Now open

Out-of-hours Dinotours

Explore the Dinosaurs gallery before it opens to the public on one of our special guided tours.

Various dates
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.

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

Dinosaur trail

Wander among fossils, learn about the first dinosaurs ever discovered and meet a Stegosaurus.