Dippy's skull and neck on a green background that features a silhouette of the Museum.

Dippy Returns: The nation's favourite dinosaur

  • From 27 May until December

  • Free display, tickets required.

    Members, Patrons and Corporate Supporters do not need to book and will have priority access.

Dippy, the nation's favourite dinosaur, is back for a short visit.

Dippy was the first Diplodocus (DIP-low-DOCK-us) to go on display anywhere in the world when it was gifted to the Museum in 1905. It quickly became a star, capturing hearts and imaginations.

Dippy then left the Museum in 2017 to complete a whirlwind tour of the UK.

Throughout the journey, Dippy witnessed the changing state of nature and how the UK's biodiversity is in sharp decline. Dippy's tour also gave us a much-needed reminder of the joy we can find in our local landscapes - from embracing the quiet of a woodland to noticing birdsong in a busy park.

Now you can experience Dippy's memories of nature throughout the UK and see how different communities are connecting with it.

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Accessibility

We aim to provide the widest possible access to Dippy Returns, including the availability of:

For more information about accessing the Museum, visit Access at South Kensington.

Members get priority access

Become a Member to see Dippy during exclusive viewing hours, hear talks from our palaeontologists and for access to other special events.

Supported by

Prehistoric Planet now streaming on Apple TV+.

Stories about Dippy

Discover the many stories of this specimen, from its early stardom to more recent adventures, and find out what other dinosaurs lived 155-145 million years ago during the Jurassic Period.

Want more roar?

Step back in time (way, way back) where you'll experience dinosaurs like never before. Prehistoric Planet takes you on a journey through unique habitats and tells the stories of these miraculous creatures.

Dippy Returns is supported by Prehistoric Planet, now streaming on Apple TV+. 

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