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Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
Walking with Dinosaurs
This year a visit to historic Harewood House is set to take you even further back in time - to the prehistoric age.

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The BBC's Walking with Dinosaurs exhibition comes to the Courtyard at Harewood House from February to June 2004.

Television audience ratings soared to over 17 million when the BBC transmitted this fascinating natural history series into our homes.

Now, visitors to Harewood will be able to view at close range many of the dinosaurs featured in the series, as well as discovering the science and technology behind the programmes.

Informative and educational
The idea behind Walking with Dinosaurs was to bring these amazing creatures back to life, along with the world they lived in. With the intention of being fun, as well as informative and educational, both the television series and the exhibition have proved to be a source of fascination for people of all ages.

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T Rex

Having already attracted over half a million visitors across the UK, this touring Walking with Dinosaurs exhibition contains some spectacular casts, including a six metre long Plateosaur skeleton, a T Rex scull, a huge Triceratops skull, and real fossils that are over a 100 million years old.

Also on display will be the original models which were laser scanned and then digitally animated to help bring the dinosaurs back to life for the TV. The animatronic specimens used for close-up shots will also be on view.

Prehistoric wonders
Full-sized dinosaur replicas have been especially created for the exhibition so visitors can see these prehistoric wonders 'in the flesh' after seeing them on screen only as digitally created images.

With the help of blue screen projection you can also encounter a scary situation and see yourself in the dinosaur's landscape - complete with a T Rex!

The exhibition also shows a programme, narrated by Stephen Fry, showing in a light-hearted manner how the television series was made.

Walking with Dinosaurs will be open daily from Wednesday 11 February to Sunday 6 June 2004, between 10am-6pm (last admission 5pm), with special reduced price late night opening on Thursdays between April 8th-June 3rd from 6-8pm (last admission at 7pm).

Tickets from £7.50 adults, £5 children (discounts for Harewood cardholders). For full ticket details call the booking office on 0113 218 1000.

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