Giveaway: Dinosaur Encounter in The Lake District!

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Rheged Dinosaurs Centre

 The Dinosaurs Are Coming!

Jaw dropping National History Museum Dinosaur Encounter exhibition to land at Rheged this summer from 12 July – 3 September

A 4 metre high and 7 metre wide Tyrannosaurus Rex will soon be welcoming visitors to the Rheged Centre in Penrith, just off M6 at J40, as a jaw-dropping dinosaur exhibition arrived on Wednesday 12th July, 2017, fresh from London’s National History Museum.

The beast is part of Rheged’s latest show-stopping exhibition, Dinosaur Encounter, which invites intrepid explorers on a dinosaur safari to encounter dinosaurs including a short-legged Ankylosaurus, Baryonyx, and Ornithomimus. They will be invading Rheged until Sunday 3rd September, 2017.

Dinosaur Encounter features state of the art animatronics, so each dinosaur model moves realistically, as well as sound effects that will transport you back millions of years in time. There are 10 dinosaur models, as well as a collection of replica skulls and claws to bring the dinosaurs to life. Families are invited to study replicas of ancient fossils taken from the Natural History Museum’s Archives, compare their feet to the footprint of a T-Rex and examine replica skulls which you can touch and feel.

Rheged Dinosaurs Centre

The interactive exhibition will also feature art workshops, where families can 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. The Rheged Centre, which also features a huge cinema screen (the size of six double decker buses), will also be offering visitors the chance to enjoy the BBC Earth film ‘Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet’ which is narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Claire Logan Stevens, Head of Programming for the Rheged Centre said “This is a first for Cumbria and the furthest north in the British Isles that the Dinosaur Encounter exhibition has ever been on display – so we are really honoured to have this prestigious Natural History Museum exhibition at Rheged. Dinosaurs capture the imagination of children and adults alike and we know this exhibition is going to inspire and amaze our visitors in equal measure.”

“Unlike other Dinosaur exhibitions where the models are just impressive, the in house science team at the Natural History Museum have the responsibility to represent the Dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period in the most accurate way possible so the Dinosaurs are impressive, attractive and accurate.”

The exhibition is open daily from Wednesday 12th July – Sunday 3rd September, 2017. Doors open at 9.15am (early entry ticket) and close at 5.00pm. Booking in advance is essential to ensure you don’t miss out. Tickets can be booked online.

Ticket Prices

Exhibition only

£6.50 Adult | £5.50 conc. | £5 (16 and under) | 2 and under go free | Timed exhibition entry daily from 10.45am | Includes a free outdoor play session on that day

Exhibition & Film

£10 adults | £8 conc. | £7 (16 and under) | 2 and under go free | Timed exhibition entry daily from 10.45am Includes cinema screening of the BBC Earth film ‘Walking with Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Planet’ (40 mins)

Early entry ticket

£5.50 Adult | £4.50 conc. | £4 (16 and under) | 2 and under go free | Timed exhibition entry daily at 9.15am – 10.45am only.

Rheged Centre

The Rheged Centre at Penrith, at the northern gateway to the English Lake District, has vibrant arts and family events programme and welcome 450,000 visitors every year.  In addition to the award winning Gallery, giant cinema, indoor and outdoor play and pottery and block printing workshop, you will also find individual shops selling children’s books and toys, outdoor gear and gadgets, local food and drink in our Foodhall, niche skincare, quality clothing and British wool products all of which champion provenance, craftsmanship and design, which is also true of the cafes at Rheged which serve local seasonal produce.  Rheged is a family business which is rooted in Cumbria and it’s also a building of architectural merit, with one the largest grass roofs in the Country.

The summer’s programme of family events at Rheged  include family theatre, mind bending science shows, traditional woodturning for children, bushcraft, animation, spy academy as well as a vibrant film programme for families.


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32 Thoughts to “Giveaway: Dinosaur Encounter in The Lake District!”

  1. nicky pearce

    twitterus because he would have the most followers

  2. Margie

    I would probably name a dinosaur The Emojisaurus because emojis are awesome 🙂

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