Well-known to visitors of London’s Natural History Museum, Dippy the Dinosaur is going on tour around the UK in 2018-2019. What a great opportunity to see Dippy up close again!
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The Natural History Museum’s Diplodocus cast that has been inspiring visitors to the Museum since arriving in London in 1905, is going on a natural history adventure across the UK.
The 26-metre Diplodocus skeleton is a museum icon and has been on display for more than 100 years. Originally found in Wyoming, USA, the skeleton was located in the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall from 1979 until 2017, but last year a diving blue whale skeleton replaced Dippy, chosen to represent humanity’s responsibility to protect the Earth’s biodiversity. Now Dippy can shine again as he goes on tour around the UK and Northern Ireland.
Dippy the Diplodocus is a cast of the type specimen of Diplodocus carnegii, found in America. There are nine other similar casts from the same dinosaur around the world, but Dippy was the first to be made, and the first on public display.
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Dippy the Dinosaur on Tour
Dippy will be visiting the following venues:
- Dorset County Museum, 10 February – 7 May 2018
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 26 May – 9 September 2018
- Ulster Museum Belfast, 28 September 2018 – 6 January 2019
- Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, 22 January – 5 May 2019
- Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne, 18 May – 6 October 2019
- National Assembly for Wales, 19 October 2019 – 26 January 2020
- Number One Riverside, Rochdale, 10 February – 28 June 2020
- Norwich Cathedral, 11 July – 31 October 2020
You can follow Dippy’s progress on Twitter at his Diplodocus carnegii account @DippyOnTour and on the hashtag #DippyOnTour
Over to you now. Will you plan a visit to see Dippy the Dinosaur? Tell us in the comments below.