The Dinosaurs are Coming - 24th November » The Dinosaurs are coming to Inverness Museum & Art Gallery


Dinosaurs are coming to Inverness Museum & Art Gallery this winter!

Follow the footprints throughout the museum from those earliest fossils which gave rise to dinosaurs as we know them to the most recent and exciting dinosaur discoveries from the UK – including some fun ways in which dinosaurs have featured in popular culture.

Come and see our special supersaurus shop – we’ve got lots of new dinosaur gifts in stock.

Main Gallery

There’s something very special about these dinosaurs – they were found right here in the British Isles. Did you know that the first dinosaurs ever recognised and named by scientists were discovered here, and the very word ‘dinosaur’ is British? Over a hundred species of dinosaur are found in the UK and some very important finds continue to be discovered in the Highlands – right on our doorstep.

Stand beside giant dinosaur skeletons, touch dinosaur bones and see stunning original fossils from 150 million years ago. Find out about the finds from our own backyard and the crucial role they played in the discovery of dinosaurs. Come face to face with over 20 species of dinosaur and other prehistoric inhabitants that used to roam the UK, from harmless herbivores to terrifying tyrannosaurs, from the smallest to the largest.  Including real fossils found around the British Isles – from teeth to tail bones, jaws and claws, food to fossilised poo, this collection of dinosaurs has been carefully selected to show everything from the diet of the dinosaurs to their behaviour. There is also a very special example of the kind of meteorite which might have finally destroyed them! But dinosaurs aren’t completely extinct – see examples of some that are still alive and well and living in Britain today.

The exhibition includes objects loaned from Staffin Dinosaur Museum, Skye; Perth Museum & Art Gallery and Bespoke Scientific.


24TH November – 2nd February

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