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Competition shout out for a budding scientist to help piece Dippy together

Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic 292-piece Diplodocus will soon be arriving at Dorset County Museum as part of his UK tour, in partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundation

 Transported in specially designed packaging crates, the reassembling of Dippy is a gigantorsaurus task to say the least. As such, Dorset County Museum needs the help of a local young scientist to complete the reconstruction. 

Accompanying Lorraine Cornish, the Natural History Museum’s Head of Conservation, the winner will assist with Dippy’s reconstruction including the final topping out ceremony by placing the very last bone cast in place prior to Dippy’s presentation to the general public.  

“We’re on the hunt for an enthusiastic scientist, someone who shares our passion for both the natural world and of course dinosaurs” Jon Murden, Museum Director explains. “Our search is not restricted to just Dorset, we want to hear from any 11-18 year olds from across the South West Region”.

Prize Draw - How to Enter!

It’s really simple, send us an email to with the subject heading ‘Dippy On Tour’ or send a postcard or letter with your name and return contact details to;  

Dippy On Tour Competition
Dorset County Museum
High West street

The closing date for submissions is 20th December 2017.

NB. Entries must be aged between 11-18. The winner will need to be available on either the 8th or 9th February 2018 between 4-8pm. For more information and competition rules pleases visit Terms and Conditions

Published by Dorset County Museum Thursday 28th September 2017

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