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Tyrannosaurus rex to visit Longleat in fearsome new exhibit

Prehistoric creatures from the world famous Natural History Museum be the stars of a brand new exhibit opening at Longleat in Wiltshire next month.

T.REX: The Killer Question features eight animatronic dinosaur models and static scenes, taking visitors on a journey to unravel an ancient mystery, millions of years in the making. Was the fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex a predator, or a scavenger?

The fearsome collection, housed in The Longhouse at Longleat, features a life-size animatronic T. rex – who, if alive today, would weigh around seven tons and whose jaws would crush the sturdiest of bone with ease.

Fossil replicas and artefacts from prehistoric creatures, and a towering T. rex skeleton cast all feature in this astonishing exhibition.

Watch as an Edmontosaurus mother with her nest of duck-billed hatchlings, and an armoured ankylosaur are preyed upon and decide for yourself if the king of the dinosaurs, the T. rex, deserves the fearsome title of predator, or whether it was an opportunistic scavenger instead.

T.REX: The Killer Question runs from 24th May to 3rd September. For more information on visiting go to


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