If you’ve ever been to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller then you already know that it’s a provincial treasure. From interactive exhibits to their unreal tours in and around the Badlands, there’s really no place like it. In fact, the RTM is so impressive – that it’s bagged not one, not two – but five Guinness World Records for its unique collection of dinosaur bones.

Since opening in 1985, the museum was recognized by the well-known organization for having a collection of fossils that include the largest marine animal, the best-preserved armoured dinosaur, the fossil with the longest neck ever, the best and most together Tyrannosaur skeleton and, as of last month, the most complete archaeological find – a fully intact Ornithomimid.

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Of course, a nod from the folks at Guinness is only among their many other news-worthy accomplishments!

Just in the last year, the Royal Tyrrell Museum has also announced that affiliated researchers have found new species and fossils rarely seen or found by the scientific community. Impressive, no? 

If you’d like to read more about each world record, feel free to check out the official press release sent out by the museum here. There’s a ton of information about how and where they found each piece, what contribution was made and how it’s impacted the work they do!

Alternatively, if you’d like to visit the Royal Tyrrell in person hit the link below and get your tickets now! Trust us, even if you’ve been before, it’s worth visiting again.


Where: 1500 N Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller, AB
Instagram: @royaltyrrell