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Torquay's Dinosaur World


3a Victoria Parade, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2BB

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Torquay's Dinosaur World is an fun interactive indoor exhibition that brings dinosaurs and their worlds to life! There are a host of scaled and full size models set in realistic scenes accompanied by exciting information. There are excavation sites where you can uncover fascinating fossils, dinosaurs that you can sit with if you are brave enough, a fun family quiz and many other interactive exhibits.

Imagine what life was like when these monsters roamed the earth as you walk past and get close to the life-sized dinosaurs. See if you are brave enough to grab a Triceratops by its horns or touch the giant hairy spiders!

Have you ever wanted to hunt for dinosaur fossils? Why not have a go in one of the excavation sites! Carefully brush through desert sand and discover a whole host of rare fossils, teeth and bones! What will you find?

Sit on some of the most fearsome creatures to ever walk the earth, such as the deadly Deinonycus, or even put your head in the fossilised skull of the scariest dinosaur ever – the monstrous T-Rex.

Take part in the fun and exciting 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.

Once you have braved the world of dinosaurs all the explorers can browse through the Dinosaur World shop to find a perfect souvenir. There are dinosaur models, hatching dinosaur eggs, fossil digs, real fossils and much much more!

Whether you have 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.


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Opening Times

Torquay's Dinosaur World Summer opening (24 Mar 2018 - 9 Sept 2018)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday11:00 - 17:00
Torquay's Dinosaur World Winter opening (11 Sept 2018 - 3 Apr 2019)
Tuesday - Wednesday11:00 - 17:00
Thursday - FridayClosed
Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

* Summer Season 2018 - Saturday 24th March to Sunday 9th September.
Open every day
11am – last entry 3.30pm – close at 5pm.
Winter Season - Tuesday 11th September to Wednesday 3rd April 2019.
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
11am – last entry 3.30pm – close at 5pm.

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20th Oct 2018 - 28th Oct 2018

Dinosaur World's - Dinosaur Halloween HorrorsDuring half term discover the Halloween Horrors that have invaded Torquay’s Dinosaur World. Save the dinosaurs from the wicked witch and the ghastly ghosts and ghouls, and take the Halloween Horrors Hunt to win a Dinosaur Expert Certificate and a FREE 160-million-year-old fossil. PLUS, from 3.30pm...
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22nd Dec 2018 - 23rd Dec 2018

27th Dec 2018 - 31st Dec 2018

2nd Jan 2019 - 6th Jan 2019

Santa Claws Christmas Special - Torquay Dinosaur WorldSanta Claws Christmas Special Every day from Saturday 22nd December to Sunday 6th January – 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...
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Recent Reviews:

  • VicG1985
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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    Perfect for our dinosaur enthusiast!
    5 of 5 stars
    16th June 2018
    The staff were very friendly here and made alot of effort with our young sons. There is an activity sheet to complete as you go round the exhibit. We all learnt new facts from our visit and that... Read full review
  • Kerrie W
    Trip Type:
    great for kids
    4 of 5 stars
    2nd June 2018
    lots of interesting info, and things to look at. the staff were lovely and great with the kids. only one small toilet though. Read full review
  • Usher7278
    Stroud, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Hands on fun!
    4 of 5 stars
    27th May 2018
    We chose to visit this little gem on a wet morning in Torquay. It just so happened to be the museum’s 8th birthday so there was lots going on that may not be the norm. As part of the visit you could... Read full review




  • Accept Children over 7
  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

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


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

Payment Methods

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

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Shop
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

Get in Touch

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Tel+44 (0)1803 298779

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This Official Tourism Website is managed by the English Riviera BID Company Ltd.
Company number 10237792.
Registered address 5 Vaughan Parade, Torquay, Devon, England, TQ2 5JG.
Telephone 01803 211211

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