Torquay's Dinosaur World

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3 Victoria Parade, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2BB

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Torquay's Dinosaur World is a fun interactive indoor exhibition of dinosaurs and fossils!

 

We are the only exhibition of its kind in the south west and have over 70 full size and scaled dinosaurs set in realistic scenes each with detailed information to read and learn about dinosaurs. There are excavation sites where you can uncover fascinating fossils, dinosaurs that you can sit on if you are brave enough, a fun family Dinosaur Explorer Quiz and many other interactive exhibits. See the world of dinosaurs brought to life!

 

See Amazing Life Size Dinosaurs

Imagine what life was like when these monsters roamed the earth as you walk past and get up close and personal with our life-sized dinosaurs. See if you are brave enough to grab a Triceratops by its horns, touch the deadly Dimetrodon, or even put your head in the fossilised skull of the scariest dinosaur ever – the monstrous Tyrannosaurus Rex.

 

Scale Dinosaur Dioramas

With so many dinosaurs to learn about we have scaled dinosaurs set in hand-made dioramas to show how these amazing creatures lived.  Each with detailed information, visitors can see each dinosaur in their natural habitat and learn about their incredible lives. See the mighty Spinosaurus as it fights the Ankylosaurus, the Styracosaurus as it protects its young, or learn about Palaeontology and how fossils are made.  

 

Discover Fascinating Fossils

Have you ever wanted to hunt for dinosaur fossils? Then why not become a fossil hunter in one of the excavation sites! Carefully brush through the sand and discover a whole host of rare claws, teeth and bones! Will you find a Baryonyx claw, a T Rex tooth, the horn of a Triceratops or the Velociraptor skeleton?

 

Sit on deadly Dinosaurs

Brave explorers can even sit on some of the most fearsome creatures to ever walk the earth, such as the deadly Deinonychus and the mighty Deinosuchus, or sit on more friendly dinosaurs like Tilly Triceratops and Camilla Camarasaurus. Take a picture and show everyone how brave you have been.  

 

 

Fun Family Dinosaur Explorer Quiz

And why not take part in the fun Dinosaur Explorer Quiz and get the chance to win a Dinosaur Expert Certificate – it’s great for all the family and helps every age and ability understand about the wonderful world of dinosaurs. What will you learn?

 

Dinosaur Gift Shop

Once you have braved and survived the world of dinosaurs all the explorers can browse through the Dinosaur World gift shop to find a perfect souvenir. There are dinosaur models, hatching dinosaur eggs, fossil digs, real fossils, books, Dinosaur World T-shirts and much much more!  Our Gift Shop is open to non-visitors too.

 

What’s On

Throughout the year we hold a variety of very popular events, such as the February Fossil Festival, the Easter Dinosaur Egg Hunt, and the Dinosaur Half Term Halloween Horrors, which make a visit to Dinosaur World that little bit different.  And explorers at these events get the chance to win prizes too.  More details about the events are available on our website ‘What’s On’ page.

 

Dinosaur World is open all year.  In the summer season from Easter to mid-September we are open every day from 11am, with a last entry time of 3.30pm and a closing time of 5pm.  In the winter season from mid-September to Easter we are open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am, with a last entry time of 3.30pm and a closing time of 5pm. During the winter season we open every day during school holidays for our seasonal events. 

 

Our entry prices change according to the season so please check our website for more details. Whatever the season, though, your entry ticket also gives visitors free unlimited re-entry for 3 months with our Paleo Pass.  Ask on entry to get your Pass.

 

Dinosaur World has recently been awarded the Certificate of Excellence for the 3rd year running, which celebrates visitor attractions that have earned great reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year and have continually delivered a quality customer experience.  

 

Dinosaur World is perfectly situated in the heart of the picturesque town of Torquay, next to the inner harbour, and easily accessible by road, rail or foot.  There are several pay and display car parks within 5 minutes walking distance, and the railway station is only a 20 minutes’ walk away. 

 

Whether you are little dinosaur fans, or even big ones, there’s something for everyone to get their teeth into at Torquay’s Dinosaur World! 

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.95 per ticket
Carers/Military/ Groups 8+£4.95 per person per day
Child£6.95 per ticket
Children 2 years and underFree
Over 65£6.95 per ticket

Pick up our Paleo Pass with your entry ticket to get FREE unlimited re-entry for 3 months.

Awards

  • TripAdvisor AwardsTripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

Opening Times

Torquay's Dinosaur World Summer opening (30 Mar 2019 - 8 Sept 2020)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

* Last entry at 3.30pm.

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Events

19th Oct 2019 - 31st Oct 2019

Dinosaur Halloween Horrors, Torquay, DevonDinosaur World's - Dinosaur Halloween HorrorsDinosaur Half Term Halloween Horrors 19th – 31st October 2019 During half term discover the Halloween Horrors that have invaded Torquay’s Dinosaur World.   Save the dinosaurs from the ghastly ghosts and ghouls and complete the Halloween Horrors Hunt to win a Dinosaur Expert Certificate and a FREE…
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23rd Dec 2019 - 23rd Dec 2019

27th Dec 2019 - 31st Dec 2019

2nd Jan 2020 - 5th Jan 2020

Santa Claws Christmas Special - Torquay Dinosaur WorldSanta Claws Christmas Special Every day from 21st December to 5th January, 2019 – except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day. From 11am – with last entry at 3.30pm – close at 5pm. Visit the dinosaurs in their winter homeland, get up close and personal with these amazing…
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    228
  • Very Good
    145
  • Average
    70
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    10

Recent Reviews:

  • Little_explorer19
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Lovely experience but short
    4 of 5 stars
    7th May 2019
    This is a lovely little place with very friendly staff - it's a tad on the small side, but we went round twice. You get free entry for 3 months after purchasing a ticket so great if you are in the... Read full review
  • LeahG1618
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Surprisingly good
    5 of 5 stars
    11th June 2019
    We visited with a 3yo and baby (who slept through it). The 3yo is dinosaur obsessed but did find some bits overwhelming (the assistant did turn the T-Rex sound down and that helped!) However once he... Read full review
  • Robert L
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great fun!
    5 of 5 stars
    11th June 2019
    Great fun. We went in as it was raining very hard but had a fantastic time. The quiz makes you slow down and take information in. Our son (3) was very excited by the displays and learnt lots of new... Read full review

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Facilities

Other

  • Accept Children over 7
  • Gift Shop

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors - Our toilets are downstairs.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Open All Year
  • Shop
  • Toilets

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction - Dinosaur Exhibition

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Contactless payment accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

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