Two centuries of scientific discovery and artistic inspiration are brought to life.

Nobody has ever seen a living dinosaur, but everybody knows what one looks like. This is because of two centuries of labour from scientists, artists, writers, publishers and filmmakers who have (with varying degrees of accuracy) worked together to turn evidence of death into images of life.

This exhibition captures some of the history of the drawn dinosaur, combining outdated palaeo-art with some of the very latest reconstructions of Mesozoic animals. Visitors can learn more about how to turn fossils into living beings and explore how our understanding of these creatures has evolved since the 19th century.

Lapworth Museum of Geology

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TT

0121 414 7294


Opening times

Mon – Fri, 10am – 5pm

Sat – Sun, 12pm – 5pm

Free to all

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