Trix the T. rex at Kelvin Hall. Picture: Martin Shields.

T. rex in Town

18 April – 31 July 2019
Kelvin Hall
Admission £14.00 Adult/£8.00 Concession/£39.50 Family Ticket 

Step back in time to the Cretaceous period and meet Trix, the Tyrannosaurus rex - one of the three most complete Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons in the world. The 66-million-year-old fossil is the centrepiece of this blockbuster exhibition which also features a range of exciting interactive exhibits.

Glasgow is the only UK stop on Trix's European tour. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to come face to face with a real T. rex!

Header image © Martin Sheilds. Slideshow images © Mylene Siegers.

T. rex in Town at Kelvin Hall

We're getting ready to welcome a very big visitor! Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to come face-to-face with a real T. rex

Find out more!

Can you outrun a T. rex, dance like a dino or find a fossil? Find out what you can see and do at the T. rex in Town exhibition!

Further Information

Trix the T. rex is one of the best preserved T. rex skeletons ever discovered. She lived to over 30 years old, meaning she is also the oldest T. rex skeleton ever found, is 39-foot long, around 13 feet high and weighs five tonnes. 

The 66-million-year-old fossil of the carnivorous dinosaur was uncovered in Montana, USA, in 2013. Trix is the only original skeleton of a T. rex currently touring anywhere in the world.

Visit T. rex in Town at Kelvin Hall to find out more about Trix’s turbulent life from the information revealed by her bones. Learn more about what she ate, how she might have looked and what her environment was like.

Within the exhibition are fun interactive displays where you can have a go at designing your own T.rex and even dance like a dino!

‌For the Scottish leg of Trix’s tour you can also see fossilised dinosaur footprints from the Isle of Skye and visit the dino-shop. 

Glasgow is her last stop before she returns home to the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to come face to face with a real T. rex! ‌

Admission Charges and Concession Categories

Admission Charges

Adult - £14.00
Concession - £8.00
Family ticket - (2 adults and 2 children) £39.50
School groups - £5.00 per child (1 free adult for every 10 pupils)
Children/Under 16s 
Students (with a valid matriculation card)
Hunterian Friends 
Friends of Glasgow Museums
Senior Citizens
Art Fund members - 50% discount with National Art Pass
ASVA members (with a valid ASVA Passcard)
ICOM members (with a valid ICOM card)
UK Museums Association members 

Autism Friendly Sessions

We are offering Autism Friendly sessions between 10.00am – 11.00am on the following dates:

Friday 26 April, Friday 31 May, Friday 28 June, Friday 5 July, Friday 26 July.

These sessions will have a reduced capacity and noise level. Some interactives may not be fully operational due to loud noises and flashing lights.


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T. rex in Town is organised by The Hunterian and Glasgow Life and supplied by Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, Leiden, Netherlands.‌