Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

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 upcoming venues are:

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

Dippy on display in the National Museum Cardiff, image focusing on the skull and neck bone

Dippy in Cardiff

You can see Dippy at the National Museum Cardiff from 19 October 2019 until 26 January 2020.

There are a wide variety of family-friendly activities happening around the region while Dippy is in Cardiff. Click the link below to find out more.

Dippy ar Daith: Caerdydd

Bydd Dippy yn Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd rhwng 19 Hydref 2019 a 26 Ionawr 2020.

Bydd digonedd o weithgareddau addas i deuluoedd yng Nghaerdydd a’r ardal yn ystod yr arddangosfa. Cliciwch ar y ddolen isod i lawrlwytho rhestr o weithgareddau.

A page from the learning resources, comparing a dinosaur skeleton to a human skeleton

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.

Selected resources are available in Welsh.

Adnoddau i athrawon

Mae gennym ystod o adnoddau addysg am ddim i athrawon ac addysgwyr cartref, sy’n helpu plant 4-11 oed i ddysgu am fyd natur heddiw ac yn oes y deinosoriaid. 

Mae’r holl adnoddau’n gydnaws â chwricwla Cymru, Lloegr, yr Alban a Gogledd Iwerddon a gellir eu haddasu ar gyfer eich cynlluniau gwers.

Mae rhai o’r adnoddau ar gael yn Gymraeg.

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.

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.

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.

Join Dippy on his natural history adventure in Cardiff