• Dinosaurium at the Allen Gallery

A fossil-filled, family-friendly exhibition is arriving at the Allen Gallery in Alton this summer. The gallery, which is operated by Hampshire Cultural Trust, plays host to Dinosaurium: Re-imagined Creatures from 7 August to 19 September.

Every dinosaur ever seen, on film, TV, in books or exhibitions, has, at least in part, been a work of the imagination. Since the first dinosaurs were identified, there has been a desire to put flesh on the bones and a glint in the eye of these amazing animals.

This exhibition looks at the long history of our relationship with dinosaurs, from ancient legends of mythical winged beasts in the deserts of central Asia, to the creatures brought to life in Jurassic Park.

Visitors can learn about the animals that were around at the time of the dinosaurs and are still here today and discover  the passion and dedication of the fossil hunters in this fun, family-friendly exhibition.

Themed, drop-in activities suitable for 2-11 year olds including a dinosaur trail, craft activities, activity packs and interactive toys, will be sure to keep young palaeontologists entertained throughout the holidays. Entry to the gallery is free with donations welcome. Some activities may incur a small charge.

Visitors can also take a short trip to the Curtis Museum where the dinosaur fun continues with themed interactives and toys in the museum’s Childhood Gallery.

The Allen Gallery and Curtis Museum are operated by Hampshire Cultural Trust, an independent charity set up in 2014 to promote Hampshire as a county that offers outstanding cultural experiences to both its residents and visitors.   

For more information, please visit https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/event/dinosaurium-re-imagined-creat….