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Isle of Wight Reptilarium

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Fort Victoria Country Park Westhill Lane | Fort Victoria Country Park, Yarmouth PO41 0RR, England
+44 1983 761582
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Lovely little attraction

This is a lovely little attraction in a unique building which is well worth a visit. Lots of really... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lucydady9
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Dover, United Kingdom
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so many unusual animals

I really liked this place. I just popped in having seen a review on TripAdvisor. I didn't realise... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sally44T
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London, United Kingdom
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The Isle of Wight Reptilarium and Terrapin sanctuary is a brand new attraction set in the brick Arches of the old victorian fort at Fort victoria country park with FREE PARKING. Explore our four themed rooms featuring reptiles, amphibians and Invertebrates in over 30 displays. Desert Room, Rainforest room, Nocturnal Room and turtle temple. The turtle temple houses our 18,000 litre pond designed especially to provide a sanctuary for unwanted pet terrapins currently affected by EU legislation. The Nocturnal room, where day is night and night is day, grab one of our explorers torches to spot our night time creatures in the moonlight. The gift shop is well stocked with reptile themed gifts, fossils and gemstones and on the wall you will see our Fossil art trail mural by local artist Tony Trowbridge depicting what was living off the coast of fort victoria some 30 million years ago! Our volunteers are on hand to answer any questions you may have.
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Fort Victoria Country Park Westhill Lane | Fort Victoria Country Park, Yarmouth PO41 0RR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely little attraction in a unique building which is well worth a visit. Lots of really interesting reptiles on display in immaculate well scaped habitats and a very unusual nocturnal room where torches are provided to see all of the inhabitants. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked this place. I just popped in having seen a review on TripAdvisor. I didn't realise it was so close to the Norton Grange Hotel where I was staying, a short stroll along the beach. Entrance fee is #5 which may seem a...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Having been to the old Marine Aquarium many times, we thought it was only fair to check out the new occupants of the four arches. The owners really had been up against it in the few days before with a major leak in the turtle...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

More of a chance discovery as we were nearby, thought it was worth popping in. Bigger than appearances would suggest from outside as it goes under 4 arches of the Victorian Fort. Good little selection of reptiles to view and a large terrapin rescue pond/pool...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Lovely place with the sort of reptiles you might expect to see (or not in some cases). The venue was noisy with young visitors just after we could there but after they had raced around and looked at everything they soon moved on and we...More

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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

So glad we came here. My two daughters ages four and six really enjoyed it. The terrapins were great entertainment and really rare to see them in such numbers. The torches in the nocturnal area is really fun and something different. The gift shop is...More

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Neil R, Owner at Isle of Wight Reptilarium, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

So pleased to hear you had a good visit :) thank you for your support from all the rescued terrapins :) , glad you liked the gift shop! just hope the kids didnt ask for the stink bombs

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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Visited the reptilarium today with our kids aged 6 & 8, and they lived it. We went in the morning but came back later after lunch as the kids liked it so much. You are allowed free entry on the day so you can make...More

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Neil R, Owner at Isle of Wight Reptilarium, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Thank you for visiting, so glad to hear you had an enjoyable visit,

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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

My 8 year old son was in heaven here playing 'hunt the reptile'. A lovely friendly place to visit. We loved the turtles and the nocturnal area with little torches provided! A great diversion for children on a wet day.

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Neil R, Owner at Isle of Wight Reptilarium, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you so much for your support, every visit helps keep a roof over the heads of the terrapins in the sanctuary and we are ever gratefull.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We weren't expecting anything to be open in November but were very glad this was. It's only small but every single animal was beautiful and interesting to look at. My favourites were the frilled lizard running around on it's hind legs and puffing it's frill...More

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Neil R, Owner at Isle of Wight Reptilarium, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2018

Thank you for your visit, sounds like the frilly put on a good show for you.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

There are 4 rooms at this reptilarium: 2 rooms of reptiles/snakes, a terrapin pond and a darkened area with some other reptiles and amphibians. There's one or two small activities for children in addition, but nothing terribly groundbreaking. To be clear, there's nothing wrong with...More

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Neil R, Owner at Isle of Wight Reptilarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thanks for the feedback, really disappointing to hear you thought it was daylight robbery, A lot of personal investment was put into the place without the backing of any banks, loans grants etc, so we could reopen what was a much loved tourist attraction but...More

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Neil R
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Yes well behaved and clean dogs are allowed into the reptilarium, But perhaps save the muddy puddles and beach walk until after a visit.
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