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Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

The Natural History Museum’s famous Diplodocus skeleton cast, known as Dippy is touring the UK from early 2018. And we’re thrilled to have been selected from hot competition as his first stop on that tour!!

Who is Dippy anyway?

Here's a short movie telling you about Dippy & the Dippy on Tour Event 2018

Dippy the dinosaur arrives London in 1905

Dippy the dinosaur, has delighted visitors since he arrived at London's Natural History Museum in 1905. Now the Natural History Museum in partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundation and is supported by DELL EMC and Williams and Hill, are touring Dippy around the country to spark the imagination of the next generation of scientists and connect the nation with nature.

Find out more about Dippy’s story

Come and visit dippy today!

Coming to see Dippy in the evening will be a unique opportunity to see him lit in the Victorian Hall, so advanced booking is strongly advised as we expect this to be a popular. 


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Apr2018
A Triumph! 100,000 visitors flock to see Dippy

A Triumph! 100,000 visitors flock to see Dippy

It’s been 8 weeks since Dippy the Diplodocus, the Natural History Museum’s iconic 26-metre cast dinosaur, arrived in Dorset on the first stop of his UK tour.  Today, 4-year old Benjamin from Poundbury in Dorchester was Dippy’s 100,000th guest.

Mar2018
Don’t miss our Egg-citing Dinosaur themed family activities this Easter at the Museum

Don’t miss our Egg-citing Dinosaur themed family activities this Easter at the Museum

To coincide with the Easter Holidays and also Natural History Museum’s exhibition ‘Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure families will have the opportunity to join in with exciting dinosaur-themed family activities and competitions.

Feb2018
Dippy Deals in Dorchester

Dippy Deals in Dorchester

To mark the historic arrival of Dippy the Diplodocus and thousands of visitors to Dorset County Museum, the town and local shop keepers are quite literally putting the welcome flags out. In a unique collaborative venture, The Dorchester Business Improvement District (BID) has agreed to support the Dorset County Museum and its hosting of Dippy by providing visitors with a range of visitor ‘Dippy Deals’.  

Jan2018
Young dino-enthusiast wins once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to place the last piece of Dippy

Young dino-enthusiast wins once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to place the last piece of Dippy

Harry Swift from Eastleigh in Hampshire was drawn at random from hundreds of budding scientists to help assist the reconstruction of Dippy the Diplodocus at Dorset County Museum.

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What's on
Dippy on Tour - Come visit Dippy at the Dorchester County Museum 10th Feb until 7th May 2018
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