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Art Exhibition, Wed 12 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Dinosaur Encounter

Dinosaur Encounter


Join us on an adventure through dusky prehistoric landscapes and marvel at moving, roaring dinosaurs in a jaw-dropping exhibition from the Natural History Museum.

On the way to the Gallery, you will come face to face with the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex, a huge animatronic model 4 metres tall so lifelike you’ll think it’s the real thing! The Dinosaurs Encounter exhibition features ten more intricately detailed models, with state of the art animatronics and sound effects that will transport you back millions of years in time. Study replicas of ancient fossils taken from the Natural History Museum’s Archives, compare your feet to the footprint of a T-Rex and examine a replica of its skull which you can touch and feel! Grab a crayon and take rubbings from replica fossils and marvel at 3D printing technology – recreating ancient fossils that have been scanned and shared from museums around the world.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberTelephone (public)Welcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

Disabled car park next to main visitor entrance

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 12 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017 09:15 to 17:30
Book your tickets online in advance and skip the Box Office queue with no online booking fees.
Free Parking


Exhibition ticket:
£6.50 adult / £5.50 for concessions / £5 for children (16 and under) / children 2 and under are free.

Exhibition and film ticket:
£10 adults / £8 concessions / £7 children / includes screening of ‘walking with dinosaurs: prehistoric planet’ (40 mins).

Early entry exhibition ticket:
£5.50 adult / £4.50 concessions / £4 for children (16 and under) / children 3 and under are free / timed exhibition entry daily at 9.15am – 10:45am only.


Rheged Box Office

01768 868000


CA11 0DQ


Just 2 minutes from M6 jct 40, off the A66 heading towards Keswick

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Penrith station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Disabled car park next to main visitor entrance

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