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Jurassic bricks set to take Kirkleatham back in time

VISITORS to Kirkleatham Museum and Grounds will feel like they’ve stepped back to another age as dinosaurs get set to takeover.

The ‘Brick Dinos’ exhibit will get underway on Saturday 3 March with Bellamy Pavilion playing host to all manner of Lego creations ranging from a life-sized pterosaur hanging from the roof to a T Rex stalking the room and a whole host of other pre-historic marvels.

Designed by well-known artist and ace Lego creator Warren Elsmore – who also built the popular Brick Planet exhibit which visited Kirkleatham in 2016 – Brick Dinos promises fun for all the family.

Kids can learn more about dinosaurs that roamed the earth millions of years ago with fossils, skeletons and scientifically-approved Lego dinosaurs. They can also compare their own feet to that of a dinosaur and get the opportunity to build their own dinosaurs to add to the exhibit.

Running until Sunday 3 June, there is plenty of opportunity for visitors to come down and explore the land of dinosaurs, with dinosaur craft activities also taking place over the Easter school holidays.

Cllr Carl Quartermain, Cabinet Member for Tourism, Culture and Communications, said: “Brick Planet was a great exhibit with thousands of people exploring miniature worlds at the museum and Brick Dinos looks like it is going to be even bigger and better. Warren Elsmore is a brilliant designer and his Lego creations are absolutely superb, I can’t wait to see everything he has created and I would urge as many people as possible to come down and explore everything for themselves.”

Tickets for the exhibit cost £3.50 for adults, £1.50 for children and a family ticket of two adults and up to three children is £8.50. For more information, go to

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