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Natural History Museum brings dinosaurs to Leeds this Christmas

A pop-up shop selling the best of the Natural History Museum’s dinosaur merchandise has opened in Leeds for the festive season until 5 January 2017.

The Natural History Museum Gift Shop offers a wide range of toys, games and gifts to inspire your budding palaeontologist, including pocket microscopes that that were created with insight from Museum scientists.

The ever-popular range of dinosaur-inspired gifts includes the Museum’s own selection of soft toys and models. There are gifts for grown-ups too, such as dinosaur Christmas jumpers and a range inspired by Shackleton’s Antarctic expeditions.

While browsing you can get up close to a cast of a Diplodocus head, copied from the much-loved Dippy that will be leaving Hintze Hall in early January to prepare for a UK tour.

Claire Bevan, the Natural History Museum’s Retail Operations Manager, said, “We are very excited about bringing a piece of the Museum to Leeds, so close to where many dinosaur footprints have been found. Our most popular gifts will amaze and inspire budding scientists and palaeontologists.”

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The Natural History Museum welcomes more than five million visitors a year and is a world-leading science research centre. Through its unique collection and unrivalled expertise it is tackling the biggest challenges facing the world today. It helps enable food security, eradicate disease and manage resource scarcity. It is studying the diversity of life and the delicate balance of ecosystems to ensure the survival of our planet.