Welcome to our new website! We wanted to start 2016 with some big changes to refresh our image so that it better represents us and what we do. We really hope you like the new colours and our logo. Why not visit us at the Dinosaur Expeditions Centre to see the exciting changes we are making and the amazing new discoveries being made on the Isle of Wight.
We thought we would take the opportunity to give a brief history of the Dinosaur Expeditions Centre and the Dinosaur Farm.
1992: Palaeontologist Steve Hutt discovered the most complete Brachiosaur in Europe opposite Lower Sutton farm on the south-west coast of the Isle of Wight.
1993: Lower Sutton farm became known as the Dinosaur Farm and the exhibition is called the Dinosaur Farm Museum.
1996: The Dinosaur Farm Museum exhibition expanded after several new dinosaur discoveries are made locally.
2001: The Dinosaur Farm became the HQ for the BBC’s ‘Live from Dinosaur Island’ a week long outside broadcast of dinosaur excavations.
2006: The Dinosaur Farm Museum started a period of transition.
2010: The Dinosaur Farm Museum finally closed to the public.
2011: Dinosaur Expeditions was created by former volunteers and staff at the Dinosaur Farm Museum.
2012: The owners of the Dinosaur Farm agreed to Dinosaur Expeditions setting-up a new field centre in the old museum barn.
2013: Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C. was established and the ‘Dinosaur Expeditions Conservation and Palaeoart Centre’ opened to the public.
2014: The Dinosaur Expeditions Centre expanded with the opening of a new children’s activity area.
2015: The Lower Barn was renovated by volunteers and re-opened to the public with new displays.
2016: Dinosaur Expeditions refreshes their image with a new website and logo, to represent the exciting changes they are making.
This year promises to be a great year for Dinosaur Expeditions. We have joined the Association of Independent Museums (A.I.M.), started working with bespoke school trip organiser Education Destination and now we have a new website and logo created by Bate Brand Communications to help us engage with our customers.
With exciting fossils being found almost daily after the recent storms, why not visit us to see the latest finds or join us on a fossil hunting trip to make your own prehistory discovery.
Dinosaur Expeditions C.I.C.