The Dinosaur Trail

The Dinosaur Trail

Commissioned at the time of the Crystal Palace, the Dinosaur Trail exhibits a collection of sculptures of extinct dinosaurs and mammals. Designed and sculpted by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, the grounds were renovated to include a reservoir and three islands which the sculptures inhabited. Each island was designed to display a different era from which the animals would have originated, though periods of disrepair and subsequent renovation have lead to some of the models being moved. Though the accuracy of their design is questionable when compared to modern knowledge many find they offer a fascinating insight into a bygone era. Restored as recently as 2002, the trail now includes an audio trail featuring original discussion by the creators.

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