Something big is heading our way.

Bigger even than Sir David Attenborough. Dinosaur sized, in fact.

And this trailer for the York’s forthcoming attraction Yorkshire’s Jurassic World shows how close it’s getting…

Directed by York College student Max Critchlow, the very funny video has some distinctly Spielbergian touches.

Beginning with a couple enjoying tea in Betty’s, the first they know that something huge is coming is when their teacups rattle, Jurrasic Park-style.

The vibrations then surprise a couple of workers outside the Minster. Finally we are inside the home of the exhibition, the Yorkshire Museum… for a dramatic finale.

A brilliant job

Max approached the York Museums Trust to ask if they had anything suitable he could film for a project he was working on.

“With the opening of our major new exhibition Yorkshire’s Jurassic World in a couple of weeks, we thought it would be great to work with him on a fun film to promote this,” said trust communications manager Lee Clark.

“The results are fantastic and we would like to thank Max and his colleagues for their hard work, battling through blizzards to record the footage in time.

“They have done a brilliant job and made a clever and entertaining film which is bound to create a great deal of interest in our exhibition. We would also like to thank Betty’s for being part of the film.”

Yorkshire’s Jurassic World

Yorkshire Museum

Daily from Sat Mar 24 2018

Adults £7.50, children free

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Yorkshire’s Jurassic World will take visitors on an epic journey back through 150 million years of Yorkshire to discover lost giants and the changing worlds they inhabited.

From the depths of the deepest seas to the ancient coasts and tropical shallows; meet the dinosaurs and sea dragons that once roamed our vast and ever-changing landscapes.

Sir David Attenborough will officially open the exhibition on Friday, March 23. It will open to the public the following day and run into 2019.