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Step back in time to the Cretaceous period and meet Trix – one of the three most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in the world.

Trix is one of the best preserved T rex skeletons ever discovered. She lived to over 30 years old, meaning she is also the oldest T rex skeleton ever found, is 39-feet long, around 13-feet high and weighs five tonnes.

The 66-million-year-old fossil of the carnivorous dinosaur was uncovered in Montana, USA, in 2013 and is the only original skeleton of a T rex currently touring anywhere in the world.

Find out more about Trix’s turbulent life from the information revealed by her bones. Learn what she ate, how she might have looked and what her environment was like. Within the exhibition are interactive displays where you can try your hand at digging for fossils, have a go at designing your own T rex and even dance like a dino. ‌

You can also see fossilised dinosaur footprints from the Isle of Skye, visit the a dino-shop and try dino-themed street food from the Big Feed. Glasgow is her last stop before she returns home to the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands.

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Hunterian Art Gallery

University Of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Strathclyde, G12 8QQ

0141 330 4221


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Hunterian Art Gallery Tue–Sat 10am–​5pm, Sun 11am–​4pm. Last entry to Mackintosh House 4.15pm (3.15pm Sun).

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