Is Dippy a real skeleton?

Dippy the dinosaur is a plaster-of-Paris replica of a Diplodocus carnegii skeleton. The original skeleton is housed at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, USA.

There are several Dippy casts held at institutions around the world, though the one displayed in the Museum's Hintze Hall from 1979-2017 was the first to be made and to go on public display. It was gifted to the Museum by Andrew Carnegie and was unveiled for the first time on 12 May 1905.

Get to know the story of Dippy, from dinosaur discovery to a UK-wide tour.

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