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 on Tour currently suspended

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure is currently at Number One Riverside, Rochdale, where the touring exhibition was scheduled to stay until 28 June. The tour was then scheduled to open from 11 July at Norwich Cathedral, the final stop of the 3 year nationwide tour.

Due to the ongoing pandemic both Number One Riverside, Rochdale and Norwich Cathedral are closed to the public. We must be receptive to the advice of Public Health England to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and this may mean we are required to make any adjustments to our schedule in the coming weeks; public health must remain everyone’s priority. 

Updates will be shared on our website as soon as decisions are made. Thank you for your ongoing support, patience and understanding at this challenging time. 

We hope Dippy will be welcoming back visitors as soon as possible.

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Dippy the dinosaur installed in a room at Number One Riverside​, Rochdale

Dippy in Rochdale

Following advice from the Government to avoid all unnecessary social contact, Number One Riverside and Link4Life have taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy on Tour in Rochdale.

Anyone who has bought tickets to Dippy-themed events will be contacted in due course and given a full refund. 

The possibility of reopening Dippy on Tour in Rochdale will be reviewed in the coming months.

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.