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2018 Fossil & Geology walks, Exhibitions & other events

Please keep an eye on our website for future walks, and also to see what events we ran this year. If you attended one of our walks in 2018, or were interested in one we ran, and would like us to run something similar in the future; or you are a member of a society and would like us to explore the possibility of a customized walk for you (depending on staffing and access etc) then please let us know.

Additional walks may be added due to extra demand, or for special events.

Please Note: 2018 walks and events are left listed to indicate what we have done, and to inspire you to ask us for similar walks.


January 2018February 2018March 2018
April 2018May 2018June 2018
July 2018August 2018September 2018
October 2018November 2018December 2018

A French geological society visiting the Island; at Hanover Point looking for evidence of dinosaurs.Dinosaur Isle lead a number of guided walks at sites of known palaeontological and geological interest on the Isle of Wight.

These are advertized on our website. Please click on a month above (or scroll down) for the details of any trips that interest you.

Booking arrangements are detailed at the top of each month.

All guided walks must be pre-booked.

About our guided trips and events

Please use the monthly menu above to navigate your way to the time of year you are interested in.

Additional trips are sometimes added nearer the time due to demand; details are then added to this webpage.  

For supplementary information on fossil walks please see the yellow box at the beginning of each month.

All of our beach walks take place on sand, and sometimes there are pools of water so please wear sensible footwear (wellingtons are a good idea in the winter).

Please note that past events are left advertized on this webpage to give an idea of what we do throughout the year.


Booking

ALL FOSSIL AND LANDSCAPE WALKS MUST BE PRE-BOOKED AND PAID. 

Discount vouchers apply only to museum admission and are not refundable against fossil walks.

The booking lists for fossil walks during Easter and the summer holidays are usually full two days prior to the walk so please book early enough to ensure a place.


Site access

Yaverland

A few minutes walk along the seawall from Dinosaur Isle, and then via a short flight of steps onto a sandy beach.

We have a beach wheelchair which is available for children during the Yaverland walks. The child must be capable of supporting their own back, and will need to be capable of walking or being carried down the short flight of steps between the carpark and the beach. Please let us know when you book the walk if you require the chair so that we can ensure that it is ready. Please visit our School field trip webpage for a picture of the chair at Yaverland.

Shanklin

The sandy and pebbly foreshore is reached by a wide concrete ramp. The beach is crossed by wooden groynes and so participants may need to step over these if the tide is higher than normal. Further on the beach can be covered by larger boulders, and there may be rockpools depending on the sand conditions on the day.

Brook Bay

Access is via a muddy path (during the winter, or after rain) with a cobbled surface onto a sandy beach. In places the beach is crossed by sandy ridges and those who take part may need to step over these. The shore platform can be slippery and wet so wellingtons with good grip are advisable.

Compton Bay

This beach is accessed by a flight of wooden steps and a final set of steep metal steps. The surface is mainly sandy, but underneath can be muddy and there are often wet pools or streams to cross. Wellingtons with good grip are advisable.

Due to recent land movement the main steps have been closed and a set of temporary wooden steps are in place.

Ventnor Geowalk

We sometimes run a coastal walk in Ventnor.  This takes place along steep paths and steps so is not suitable for buggies or wheelchairs. Due to the unguarded nature of some edges this walk is for adults and teenagers only, with dogs on leads please.


Fossil Walks - Frequently asked questions

1. Can we take our dog on one of your walks?
Yes; as long as it is under control.

2. Is the walk suitable for buggies?
In general Yes; but Yaverland has a short flight of narrow steps, Shanklin has wooden groynes, and Brook has a bumpy path so be prepared for a bit of an adventure at times! The smaller the buggy, and the lighter it is the easier it will be to push it on the sand. Where a walk is likely to be unsuitable for small-wheeled buggies we will state this on the advertising.

3. How long does a walk last?
It varies; we try to allow at least one and a half hours on site, but if there are a lot of finds we can be there for two. We don't ask you to stay if you need to leave (and very young childen sometimes find an hour is enough for them). The Brook walk typically lasts for two hours because of the need to return to the starting car-park; and in the summer the possible stop at the ice-cream van.

4. Why do I need to book and pre-pay?
Our walks are popular and can fill up quickly, and we need to make sure that we have enough space to give everyone who wants to go a fair chance of getting on them.  We limit the numbers on our walks to ensure that the guide can engage with all of our visitors during the walk, and ensure that you have the best opportunity to ask questions.

5. Should we bring any tools?
No; please don't. We only look for loose fossils on the beach so there isn't any need for hammers or shovels. But children should bring along a strong plastic bag or small bucket to carry finds in.

6. What happens if the trip is cancelled?
We reserve the right to cancel a trip due to bad weather etc. In this event we will offer you a walk on an alternative date. If this is not acceptable we will offer a refund.

If you need to cancel a walk you have booked please let us know.  Subject to availability we will move you to another day/time.


January 2018

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
January Fossil WalksDetails as belowContact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Storm walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 27th

10:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

Wear wellingtons with warm socks, children should bring along a plastic bucket for fossil finds.

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February 2018

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
February Fossil WalksDetails as belowContact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 12th

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Compton Bay
Tuesday 13th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust tarmac car-park, west of Hanover Point.
Valentines Day
Fossil Walk
- Brook Bay
Wednesday 14th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 21st

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 23rd

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Sunday 25th

10:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for Dinosaur Isle's February 25th walk.

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March 2018

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
March Fossil WalksDetails as belowContact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
March Hare
Fossil Walk

- Brook Bay,
Compton Bay
and Hanover Point
Saturday 10th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.

Wear wellingtons with warm socks, children should bring along a plastic bucket for fossil finds. If you have any rabbit costumes, rabbit ears etc, then they aren't compulsory but we will be glad to see a hare/rabbit theme if you want to dress up.

Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for Dinosaur Isle's March Hare walk.
Free entry day
- Museum of Island History, Newport
Thursday 22nd

10 am to 3 pm
Free Entry day to the Museum of Island History.

Heritage staff will bring collections out of store for you to explore. The Hidden Heroes of the Isle of Wight exhibition will also be available to explore.

For visiting:
Guildhall, Newport High Street, Newport IW 
PO30 1TY  Tel: (01983) 521555 (ext 32)

Enquiries:
Web:  www.iwight.com/museums  
email:  museums@iow.gov.uk
Telephone: (01983) 823433
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 28th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for Dinosaur Isle's March 28th walk.

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April 2018

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
April
Fossil Walks

Isle of Wight Easter school holidays
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Easter holiday
-  fossil walks
Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for Dinosaur Isle's Easter school holiday walks.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 3rd

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 4th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Thursday 5th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Friday 6th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Saturday 7th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 9th

10:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook &
Roughlands
Tuesday 10th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 11th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Anglo Saxon
Adventure

- Newport Roman Villa
Wednesday 11th

11 am to 3 pm
Anglo Saxon Day - reduced entry of £1 per person.

No need to book - just drop in to Newport Roman Villa. Family friendly event but all are welcome. Event organized by the Isle of Wight Council Heritage Service.

The Villa is only partially accessible to wheelchair users.

Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport IW 
PO30 1HA  Tel: (01983) 529720

Web:  www.iwight.com/museums  
email:  museums@iow.gov.uk
Telephone: (01983) 529720

Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for the Anglo Saxon Day.
Fossil walk
- Culver & Yaverland
Thursday 12th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.
"Walk to the Chalk" - a walk along the surf-line to Culver Cliff foreshore, returning along the upper foreshore. Bring along chocolate or other supplies. This is a longer walk to see the fossils of the Chalk and the scenery of the northern end of Sandown Bay.
Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Friday 13th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.

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May 2018

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
May Fossil WalksDetails as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to
reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 5th

10 am

NOW FULLY BOOKED
This walk is part of the Wild about Wight, Down to the Coast project, all welcome.

As a result of generous funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (via Vectis Housing Association) there will be 25 places available on this walk at no cost to the participants.  Booking will still be required by calling us on 404344.  Once the 25 places are booked the walk list will be closed so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for Dinosaur Isle's May 5th and 6th walks.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Sunday 6th

10 am

NOW FULLY BOOKED
This walk is part of the Wild about Wight, Down to the Coast project, all welcome.

As a result of generous funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (via Vectis Housing Association) there will be 25 places available on this walk at no cost to the participants.  Booking will still be required by calling us on 404344.  Once the 25 places are booked the walk list will be closed so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Walk the WightSunday 13th

all day
Staff will be marshalling, in support of the cross-Wight walk from east to west to raise money for the Mountbatten Hospice.

What better way to see the geology of the Isle of Wight, than to walk from Bembridge to the Needles.

Click here for the main Walk the Wight webpage.

Click here for the Schools Walk the Wight webpage.
May - June
half-term
-
Fossil walks
Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for Dinosaur Isle's May and June half-term school holiday walks.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 28th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Tuesday 29th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Grow it like a Roman!

- Newport Roman Villa
Wednesday 30th

11 am
to
3 pm
Grow it like a Roman Day - reduced entry of £1 per person.

No need to book - just drop in to Newport Roman Villa. Family friendly event but all are welcome. Event organized by the Isle of Wight Council Heritage Service.

The Villa is only partially accessible to wheelchair users.

Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport IW 
PO30 1HA  Tel: (01983) 529720

Web:  www.iwight.com/museums  
email:  museums@iow.gov.uk
Telephone: (01983) 529720

Click here for a poster Click here to download a poster for the 'Grow it like a Roman!' Day.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Wednesday 30th

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 31st

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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June 2018

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
June 
Fossil Walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Friday 1st

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.

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July 2018

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
July
Fossil Walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to
reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/students) £4.00.
Summer Collections Kit activity
- Dinosaur Isle
Mondays,
Wednesdays
and
Fridays in
July and
August
Build a collections kit at Dinosaur Isle, two types of kit available.

Click here for a poster. Click here to download a general poster for Dinosaur Isle's Summer holiday fossil-kit making activity.
Summer holiday fossil walksMonday 23rd July

to

Monday 3rd September
Click here for a poster. Click here to download a general poster for Dinosaur Isle's Summer holiday walks.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 23rd

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Tuesday 24th

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 25th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 26th

4 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Short Breaks - 
Fun and Information Day

- Newport
Friday 27th

10 am to 4 pm
See us at this event today at Medina Leisure Centre Field, Fairlee Road, Newport PO30 2DX.

For children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs and their families.

Free parking, no booking required, free activities and entertainment. For more information checkout www.iwight.com/shortbreaks

Dinosaur Isle will be bringing along a child's off-road wheelchair for users on the day, or for families to try out.

Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for the Short Breaks event.
Archaeology Day
- Newport Roman Villa
Saturday 28th

11 am to 3 pm
Celebrating the Island's Archaeology

Bring your archaeological finds to be identified. Come and meet expert archaeologist Frank Basford from the portable antiquities scheme. Fun for families, sand pit excavations and photo hunt.  Anglo-Saxon objects on display.

Free entry, no need to book, just drop in to Newport Roman Villa between 11 am and 3 pm.

Event organized by the Isle of Wight Council Heritage Service.

The Villa is only partially accessible to wheelchair users.

Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport IW 
PO30 1HA  Tel: (01983) 529720

Web:  www.iwight.com/museums  
email:  museums@iow.gov.uk
Telephone: (01983) 529720
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 31st

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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August 2018

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
August
Fossil Walks
Details as below.

Additional trips may be added due to demand.
Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to
reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50
Concession (pensioners/students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 1st

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Thursday 2nd

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Friday 3rd

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 6th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Tuesday 7th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Culver & Yaverland
Tuesday 7th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.
"Walk to the Chalk" - a walk along the surf-line to Culver Cliff foreshore, returning along the upper foreshore. Bring along a drink, chocolate or other supplies. This is a longer walk to see the fossils of the Chalk and the scenery of the northern end of Sandown Bay.
Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for Dinosaur Isle's "Walk to the Chalk".
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 8th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Thursday 9th

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 10th

3 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 14th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Wednesday 15th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 15th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Thursday 16th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Friday 17th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 17th

10:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Monday 20th

1 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Tuesday 21st

2 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 22nd

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Brook
Thursday 23rd

2:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Friday 24th

3:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Tuesday 28th

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Wednesday 29th

9 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Thursday 30th

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.
Fossil walk
- Shanklin
Friday 31st

9:30 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.

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September 2018

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
September 
Fossil Walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Hampshire Mineral & Fossil Show

- Lyndhurst, Hampshire
Saturday 1st

10 am to 4:30 pm
See Dinosaur Isle Museum at the Hampshire Mineral & Fossil Show.  This show is in the Lyndhurst Community Centre,  High Street, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7NY.

Organized by the Southampton Mineral & Fossil Society.

Admission £1.

Click here for a poster Click here to download a poster for the Hampshire Mineral and Fossil Show 2018.




Click here for a handout Click here to download additional information for the Hampshire Mineral and Fossil Show 2018.
Fossil walk
-Shanklin
Monday 3rd

11 am
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the Lazy Waves Cafe, Shanklin Esplanade.
Free entry day

- Museum of Island History, Newport
Thursday 6th

10 am to 2:30 pm
To celebrate Heritage Open Days the Museum of Island History will be open FREE of charge on Thursday 6th September.

The museum examines the history of the Isle of Wight ‘from fossils to festivals’ and is situated in the historic Guildhall on Newport High Street.

Come and find out more about the Hidden Heroes of the Isle of Wight in the temporary exhibition. Over twenty Island stories are examined in this fascinating display.

Bring your archaeological finds to be examined by Frank Basford from the Portable Antiquities Scheme and view some of the incredible artefacts found on the Isle of Wight.

To find out more about other Heritage Open Day events visit https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/about

Museum of Island History, Guildhall, High St, Newport, PO30 1TY

Tel: 01983 823433

Events organised by the Isle of Wight Heritage Service

Email: museums@iow.gov.uk
Web: www.iwight.com/museums
Click here for a poster Click here to download a poster for the Isle of Wight Heritage Service events on 6th and 8th September 2018.
Free entry day

- Newport Roman Villa
Saturday 8th

10:30 am to 3 pm
To celebrate Heritage Open Days Newport Roman Villa will be open FREE of charge on Saturday 8th September.

Newport Roman Villa was discovered in 1926, it has been described as ‘one of the best examples of Roman baths in Southern England’. The Villa has a Roman garden, activity room and museum display.

Picture hunt and hands on activities

To find out more about other Heritage Open Day events visit https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/about

Newport Roman Villa, Cypress Road, Newport, PO301HA

Tel: 01983 529720

Events organised by the Isle of Wight Heritage Service

Email: museums@iow.gov.uk
Web: www.iwight.com/museums
Fossil walk
- Culver & Yaverland
Saturday 15th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

"Walk to the Chalk" - a walk along the surf-line to Culver Cliff foreshore, returning along the upper foreshore. Bring along a drink, chocolate or other supplies. This is a longer walk to see the fossils of the Chalk and the scenery of the northern end of Sandown Bay.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

Click here for a poster. Click here to download a poster for Dinosaur Isle's "Walk to the Chalk".

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October 2018

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
October
Fossil walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
2nd Cultural Exposition

- at Quay Arts, Newport
Tuesday 9th

4pm to 6:30pm

Isle of Wight teachers are invited to our 2nd Cultural Expo at Quay Arts on Tuesday 9th October from 4 – 6.30pm.

The Isle of Wight Cultural Expo is an opportunity for teachers to meet and have conversations with cultural organisations from across the Island who are part of the Cultural Education Partnership. Come and have a cuppa and cake, see excellent displays from Artsmark schools, speak to cultural education specialists and discuss what we can do for you to enhance your teaching.

Click here to go to the Eventbrite booking page.

Click here for an invitation for Isle of Wight Teachers and Governors Click here to download an invitation for Isle of Wight Teachers and Governors.

Earth Science WeekSaturday 13th
to
Sunday 21st
Come and join us during Earth Science Week for a selection of talks, walks, site-visits and workshops led by the staff of Dinosaur Isle Museum. A detailed programme will be advertised nearer the time.

Click here for a poster Click here to download an introductory poster.
Earth Science Week,
Discovery Bay!
Sunday 14th

10 am to 4 pm
Dinosaur Isle's Education Room will be the base for a day of life science activities for all ages. Try out the microscopes, sift for life in the soil, fire up the mighty bug hoover, dip for pondlife and fill up our wildlife aquarium.  The Dinosaur Isle team will have microfossils to compare with modern creepy-crawlies.

Free entry into the museums education room, but normal admission prices will apply for entry into the exhibition halls.

Brought to you by Dinosaur Isle Museum, Arc, Artecology, The Common Space and The National Poo Museum.

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Earth Science Week,
Fossil and Geology Walk & Workshop
- Yaverland and Dinosaur Isle Museum
Monday 15th

10 am
Today we are offering an extended activity to explore the beach at Yaverland with a member of staff from Dinosaur Isle Museum, collecting objects and then returning to the museum to examine them more closely in our classroom.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle. Bring along a bucket or strong plastic bag, and a phone or camera to take pictures. Tea and coffee will be supplied at the museum before the workshop starts.

Price is higher to reflect the extended nature of the activity, but includes tea and coffee.

Adults £10, Concession (Seniors and students) £8, children (age 3 to 15) £8, Family (2+2) £33

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Earth Science Week.
Fossil and Geology Walk
- Brook
Tuesday 16th

10 am
Why not join us on a walk to explore the effects that erosion and the geological structure of the Isle of Wight has had on the coastline, and the fossils we can find.

Meet at the Blackgang Viewpoint car-park, Blackgang for an introduction; before travelling on to Brook Bay.

Price and booking details as yellow box above.

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Fossil Walk
- Brook
Monday 22nd

1:30 pm
Details as yellow box above.

Meet at the National Trust gravel car-park, Brook Bay.
Dinosaur Story-telling
- Lord Louis Library, Newport
Saturday 27th

from 2:30pm
Come and join us at the library for a dinosaur storytime and craft, by Debbie Webb and Dinosaur Isle. Free event, but tickets are available from the library or by phoning (01983) 823823.

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November 2018

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
November
Fossil walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Blast from the Past
- Dinosaur Isle
Saturday 3rd
and
Sunday 4th

10 am to 4 pm
A free entry weekend at Dinosaur Isle. Collectors, model-makers, Isle of Wight Heritage Service and activities for children.
Heritage, Arts & Cultural Careers Fair
- Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth,
Hampshire
Wednesday 21st

3pm to 5pm
See us at this careers fair held in conjunction with the History Society, University of Portsmouth.

See www.maryrose.org/careersfair

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December 2018

Title and descriptionWhenContact details, booking arrangements and any charges.
December 
Fossil Walks
Details as below.Contact Dinosaur Isle on (01983) 404344 to reserve a place, or book at the museum shop.

Booking essential.

Adults £5.00,
Children (ages 3 to 15) £4.00,
Family (2+2) £16.50,
Family (2+3) £19.50,
Concession (pensioners/ students) £4.00.
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 15th

10 am
Details as yellow box above. Wrap up warm and bring wellies.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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Christmas
Fossil walk
- Yaverland
Saturday 29th

10 am
Details as yellow box above.

A guided walk to look for fossils from the time of the dinosaurs. An opportunity to walk off all that Christmas turkey. Wrap up warm and bring wellies.

Meet at Dinosaur Isle.

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Dinosaur Isle,
Culver Parade,
Sandown,
Isle of Wight
England
PO36 8QA

Tel: +44 (0)1983 404344
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