Dippy on tour

Diplodocus carnegii

National treasure

'We are committed to making iconic items in the national collections more accessible, working with partners around the UK so that cultural venues around the country can all benefit.'

- Museum Director Sir Michael Dixon.

The Natural History Museum's famous Diplodocus is going on tour across the UK.

The iconic exhibit will be available to go on display at indoor venues throughout the UK from early 2018, along with a programme of events and educational activities for the local region.

Keep an eye on this website for the announcement of Dippy's first host venue later this year.

The story of Dippy

The Diplodocus skeleton cast, affectionately known as Dippy, was presented to the Museum by Andrew Carnegie in May 1905, but it didn't make the move to the Museum's iconic Hintze Hall until 1979.

Since then, it has become renowned as the first sight to greet visitors as they pass through the main entrance on Cromwell Road, where it’s been an inspiration to a generation of scientists.

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