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Dippy the Diplodocus is on the move!

Dippy the Diplodocus is about to begin a tour of the country – visiting a cathedral, a parliament or a community centre near you!

Since 1905 Dippy has been living in the main entrance hall of the Natural History Museum and has delighted visitors ever since, but now it’s time to be seen outside the capital.

Dippy is a replica of a near-complete Diplodocus carnegii skeleton uncovered in the western USA in 1898. King Edward VII saw an illustration of the original skeleton and requested a copy.  It took 18 months to make the cast and after its completion in 1904, it was shipped to England in 36 crates and unveiled in 1905.  Dippy will soon be travelling the length and breadth of the country from early 2018 to late 2020.

See if Dippy will be coming near you by checking out the Natural History Museum website.

The 26-metre Diplodocus skeleton is a museum icon and has been on display for more than 100 years. Found in Wyoming, USA.© Trustees of the NHM, London

Author: Helen Connolly

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