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Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

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Dippy, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, is going on a natural history adventure across the UK.

Dippy hopes you'll join him. There are incredible natural history collections and biodiversity to explore right on your doorstep.

Dippy's has two venues remaining on his tour:

He's already visited: Dorset County MuseumBirmingham Museum and Art GalleryUlster MuseumKelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, GlasgowGreat North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne and National Museum Cardiff.

Dippy in Rochdale

Dippy at Number One Riverside and the associated Nature and History Exhibition at Link4Life is currently closed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

Resources for teachers

We have a range of free learning resources for teachers and home educators, helping 4-11 year-olds explore the natural world both now and in the time of the dinosaurs.

All resources are aligned to curricula across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and can be adapted to fit into your lesson plans.

Find out more about Dippy

Dippy the dino-star

The story of Dippy, the Museum's much-loved Diplodocus cast, stretches back more than 100 years. Take a look at some memorable moments in pictures.

Nine-month makeover for Dippy the Diplodocus

How Dippy was prepared for his three-year UK tour.

3D Dippy skull

Rotate, zoom in and explore the features of this popular dinosaur.

Explore nature on your doorstep

Dippy's Naturenauts

Become a naturenaut by grabbing your phone or tablet and exploring nature with Dippy.

Get out and about

A range of activities to help you get involved with nature, whether you are at home, in the park or on the beach.

Identify nature

Found an animal, plant or fossil that you'd like to identify? Get help from our scientists, ID guides and apps.

360° Scottish beaver trail

For the first time in over 400 years the forests of Argyll are now home to the Eurasian beaver, which has been successfully reintroduced to Scotland.

Join us on a 360° loch-side walk in Knapdale to look for signs of beavers and learn how their activities bring benefits to the habitats they live in.