Jurassic House

Hidden just out of sight..

Hidden just out of sight..

By Helen Hanbury

There is an event on at various places over Dorset coinciding with the release of Jurassic park , particularly at the Redhouse Museum in Christchurch. This event at the museum lasts till 27th June 2015.   Called Dinofest 2015,  you can get to visit various museums and galleries over Dorset over the course of the summer, you can get more info at http://dinofest2015.co.uk/

Museum Currator Stephen Lowy recently  told me “ The exhibition forms part of our Big theme of shows and exhibitions, last year the Trust (and the Red House Museum) displayed the Soldier’s Journey exhibition commemorating the impact of the Great War on Christchurch and Hampshire.  In 2016 the Big Theme will be Royal Blood which will be exploring our local links with royalty.”

I was also pointed to their Facebook page where you can find plenty of images of their Dinosaurs interacting with museum visitors. https://www.facebook.com/Rhm1764

It is Part of a wider Programme Coordinated by the Hampshire Cultural Trust. Kids can go round these exibits at this particular place and follow the Dino trail. Accompanied by a laminated questionaire, they can answer the questions and follow the clues placed around the site. They collect stickers for each trail at the various places the events are held, and after all have been obtained they can submit online and earn prizes.

You can see, touch and hear them as you walk around the grounds, but beware, you never know what is lurking behind you!

Boo!

Boo!

This fella gave quite a jump to an unsuspecting visitor…and the fella below, well he made quite a noise!

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Roar!

Just make sure you keep your wits about you! The exhibits are hidden in the gardens around the house and museum, and some are small enough to hide out of sight…

Hidden just out of sight..

There is a secret woodland path, you follow through to the main part of the gardens, there you are at risk of being discovered as the trees are a perfect camouflage for you and well…

If I stand still long enough..

If I stand still long enough..

munching on them leaves..

munching on them leaves..

Near the entrance, there is a side room where there are penty of Jurassic exhibts and dead stuffed birds and some Dinosaur eggs, kept safe just in case…

A Dino nest..

A Dino nest..

oh oh..

oh oh..

The exihibits can even scare off the birds..

Hello..

Hello..

Where's my mummy...

Where’s my mummy…

Admission is free, and the Museum welcomes donations. There are plenty of gifts and a coffee shop if you just want to relax.

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