Amazing dinosaurs skeletons arrive in Britain after 5,000-mile trip from China for ‘incredible’ installation

An incredible collection of gigantic dinosaur skeletons and fossils have arrived in the UK for a special exhibit after sailing 5,000 miles from China for 50 days.

The artifacts, which include some skeletons that have never before left Asia, will undertake a careful two-week installation process so they are ready for display for the public.

A dinosaur skeleton the same height as three double-decker buses and the Gigantoraptor, the largest bird-like feathered dinosaur in the world, are the centrepieces of the amazing collection, Nottingham Post reports.

Wollaton Hall in Nottingham will host a special exhibition this summer
Wollaton Hall in Nottingham will host a special exhibition this summer (Image: NottinghamPost/Andrew Hallsworth)
The event, which will run for four months, will tell the story of how birds evolved from dinosaurs
The event, which will run for four months, will tell the story of how birds evolved from dinosaurs (Image: NottinghamPost/Andrew Hallsworth

The well-preserved specimens will be part of a family-friendly exhibition at Wollaton Hall in the west of the city from July 1 to October 29, which will tell the extraordinary tale of how dinosaurs evolved into birds.

“It’s absolutely incredible to have the Dinosaurs of China here, having completed their two-month-long inter-continental journey.

“Seeing such important finds up close is really thrilling and we can’t wait to start the installation process so we can share them with the rest of Nottingham this summer,’ said Dr Adam Smith, exhibition curator.

Interactive workshops at nearby University of Nottingham will also run alongside the exhibition to explore how science and art have together helped us understand how dinosaurs may have looked.