This summer travel back in time 150 million years at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and meet a fearsome Jurassic beast – the pliosaur. Bristol was a very different place 150 million years ago. Warm seas covered the land where the city stands today and while dinosaurs walked the land and pterosaurs were flying in the skies, marine reptiles dominated the seas. One of the biggest and fiercest of all was the pliosaur.

The length of a bus with sharp teeth the size of bananas, four huge flippers and crushingly powerful jaws, the pliosaur was the ultimate underwater predator. There is nothing alive like them today. Visitors can come face to face with an enormous Pliosaurus called Doris.

This full-sized interactive model will be a memorable experience for children and adults alike. Not only will visitors get to meet the beast, afterwards a Jurassic Explorer guide will take you on a journey through the museum to discover more about Doris’ world – including exploring the dinosaur, geology and fine art galleries.

Entry to the exhibition is pay what you think.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1RL
Tel: 0117 922 3571
Web: bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-museum-and-art-gallery