Remains of the Thecodontosaurus were found in a quarry near Bristol 40 years ago.
Now a two metre high reconstruction of the dinosaur is being built at the M Shed.
Robert Murphy reports.
An artist and university researcher are building a life-size replica of a dinosaur that used to roam Bristol.
Remains of the Thecodonosaurus were found in a quarry near the city forty years ago.
Now the men are building a two-metre polystyrene amd clay model at the M-Shed museum. Viegas Pedro from Bristol University explains.
Work begins today building Bristol's very own dinosaur.
The Thecodontosaurus is being brought to life at MShed on the city's Harbourside. The full-sized replica is based on the latest scientific discoveries about how it would have looked 210 million years ago.
Remains of the beast were discovered in a south Gloucestershire quarry in the 1970s. Members of the public are invited to view the reconstruction taking place.
A display of animatronic dinosaurs at Bristol Zoo is to be extended due to its popularity.
Visitor figures in July were the highest for a decade, with more than two hundred thousand visitors. The exhibition has now been extended to November 4th.