Region: South East Greater London East of England

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: School Workshops

Address: 2, Fitchet Grove, Elsenham, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire CM22 6GY

Contact: 01279 897341



The Travelling Natural History Museum - it’s a museum that visits you! An exhibition or workshop that can easily be adapted to your venue and time scale and will give you access to the UK’s LARGEST, BIGGEST and BEST travelling collection of fossils and replicas. Look no further – we are AMAZING.

We curate dinosaur and natural history-themed dinosaur workshops for schools with our historical artefacts, fossils and LIFE SIZE REPLICAS.

Have fun learning all about dinosaurs, evolution and much, much more from Dinoman!


Please summarize why you are great to support learning. 
Our workshops provide students, teachers and parents with a highly educational yet enjoyable hands on experience of the dinosaur age, without leaving the school.

Every school Dinosaur Workshop includes valuable natural history-based educational content delivered in a fun and lively style, with a huge range of educational exhibits which students and staff can interact with. Some of the experiences we provide in our workshops for schools cannot be replicated anywhere else in the WORLD, we are totally UNIQUE.

Run by dinosaur expert and TNH founder Peter Ta’Bois or as the kids call him, DINO MAN and Kay, our amazing DINO GIRL, your school will benefit from an educational dinosaur workshop with a major difference.

This is NOT your usual ‘don’t touch’ or ‘please be quiet’ experience, with pupils rushed quickly by displays to catch the coach home in time.

It’s an interactive, educational workshop that includes opportunities for hands on experience with real dinosaur relics and fossils, and where the lesson plan can be designed to your own specification. We can also adapt our dinosaur workshops to suit your school’s specific layout, facilities and timescale.

What does a typical school workshop visit include?
Our aim is to offer students an insightful, interactive learning experience about dinosaurs and prehistory in a safe and comfortable environment.

At our workshop, pupils will have the opportunity to engage with lively, interactive talks on dinosaurs and we also cover ocean creatures, sea life and natural history, Ice Age, Stone Age all tailored to meet the needs of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum. Subjects include literacy, numeracy, science, history, geography, art and even music and much more.

The activities we offer include:

– Arts & crafts

– Fossil casting - using our wonderful unique molds made specially for us, they will not be found anywhere else.

– UK's best Sand paleontology session excavating dinosaur bones, fossils etc and these have been handmade just for us

– Meteorite demonstration - bringing to life a real understanding of the most famous triggered extinction

– Concrete casting, make your own giant dinosaur footprint or ammonite for your school to keep as a momentum of our day

– Dino drama

– Guess the fossil

– Green message - Reduce, Reuse & Recycle activity to show how we can help our carbon footprint

– Large unique, one of its kind, marine creature jigsaw

Children of all ages are fascinated by prehistoric beasts and creatures. They quickly learn the correct prehistoric names and terms and it is important that we all help the children of today continue to learn dinosaur facts and information associated with this early period of history.

Our Dinosaur Workshops for schools offer an ideal way to harness children’s early interest in the prehistoric era and by encouraging them through interactive learning, we can channel that interest to study science and other subjects on the key stages of the National Curriculum.

All of our sessions encourage pupils to think, ask questions, listen, observe, record information, place things in chronological order, connect places and ideas and develop a myriad of other essential skills. Pupils also engage in arts and crafts, use drama and props to learn how dinosaurs moved as well as exploring new materials to produce creative pieces of work. We also aim to encourage an interest in, and an understanding of, the natural world and their place within it.

Do you have a video on YouTube or anywhere else that you would like to link to?

Link to our YouTube page

Link to a short clip from Yorkshire television who filmed at one of our school workshops!

Link to our little Boris Logo

Are you on Twitter, Facebook or any other social media?

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What group sizes do you cater for?
From a single class to the whole school including school assemblies if required. We work with the school to get the best day possible from our visit. We also give workshops to groups, clubs etc and from as few as 10 children

Do you provide projects, teacher’s packs, work sheets or any other useful information? 
We provide templates for the various arts and crafts (feathered dinosaur, pasta skeleton) once the workshop is booked with us and bring along our unique fossil casting molds and our amazing sand digs for use on the day of our workshop

Are you happy for children to take photos, video or audio if appropriate?
Teachers and pupils (if the school is happy for the pupils to do so) are welcomed to take some photo's, we even give a photo opportunity.

Are your team CRB checked for attending schools/colleges etc?
Peter – Dino Man - has a basic Scottish Disclosure plus and Enhanced DBS check.
Kay – Dino Girl – is in the process of obtaining this.

Does your company have an education officer?
All our team can give full details of our workshops, costs and booking dates.

What is the cost?
Prices for our Dinosaur Workshops for Schools start from £500 per day. Plus travel and expenses.

Book a full week and get the discounted price of £1500 (5 days). Plus travel and expenses.

Is specific clothing required for when you visit?
No, not from our side but if the school decides to make a special point of the pupils dressing as young paleontologists or as dinosaurs, we would welcome that It's great fun

Are your workshop team first aid trained?
No, we would rely on the school for this.

Where geographically will you visit?
We enjoy travelling around the whole country for our school workshops but our main area is Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent and the South East, Buckinghamshire. We have travelled to most areas in the UK and we will be very happy to provide you with a personalised quote for your area

Do you have any testimonials from previous schools we can include?
The website has many, here are two which we would be happy for you to add:

Thanks so much for your visit. The children were really enthralled by your extensive dinosaur collection. The sessions were informative and engaging and the children went home full of dinosaur facts to tell their parents about!

– Olivia Hall, Norland Place School

The children really enjoyed the jam-packed Dinosaur Visit Day.

They all managed to remain engaged and focused at all times.

They enjoyed travelling like dinosaurs, finding out about what dinosaurs eat and participating in the games too.

The company came well equipped with resources which the children were able to have a close look at, these consisted of fossils and dinosaur models.

The children loved having their photos taken on the 10ft Triceratops too.

The activities of the creating dinosaur fossils using plaster of Paris worked a treat alongside using crafty feathers to design a dinosaur.

Overall a great Dino Morning enjoyed by the children.

– School Representative

Is there anything else that you feel is important and want to include in your information?
TNH is more cost effective for a school budget and also no permissions from guardians or parents are needed for the workshop. There is no need for arranging coaches or outdoor lunches, registers and counting student heads. It is all done 'in house' making it a much more enjoyable experience for all

The Travelling Natural History Museum also run a gift shop whilst onsite at your school, offering a range of fun and educational souvenirs, models and gifts all with a dinosaur or natural history theme.

Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years

Type of Visit: Animal Welfare Crafts Green Awareness Historical Heritage Maritime Museums Sea life Wildlife and Nature

Curriculum Topics Covered: Art and Design Environmental Studies Geography History Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December

Who Visits Who?: We visit you

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