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.
Dippy 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
Explore nature on your doorstep
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.