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Exhibition: Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

National Museum Cardiff
19 October 2019 – 26 January 2020
Cost Free
Suitability All

Dippy on Tour - A Natural History Adventure

Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton, is coming to Cardiff!

As part of a road trip across the UK, Dippy is venturing out of London for the first time since 1905. He will visit National Museum Cardiff from 19 October 2019 to 26 January 2020 - and he's on a mission… to inspire five million natural history adventures, encouraging everyone to explore the natural history collections and biodiversity right on your doorstep in Cardiff.

Dippy is cast from a near complete skeleton discovered in Wyoming, America in 1898. The specimen is made up of 292 bones and is an impressive 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.25 metres high.

National Museum Cardiff will have an exciting programme of events for Dippy on Tour. Visitors will be able to marvel at Dippy, visit our natural history galleries, taking a journey from the very beginnings of time to the present day in the Evolution of Wales galleries, coming face-to-face with dinosaurs and other amazing animals along the way.

Admission is FREE to all.

There are Welsh- and English-language Braille and large print guides available, please ask at reception.

The Dippy Activity Space is open on weekends and during school holidays from 11am-4pm.

Take part in Jurassic January! Find out more about events in Cardiff's city centre during the weekends in January

Have you visited our online Dippy shop yet?

Audio Description

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To read a transcript of the audio description for Dippy, click here.

Find out more about the national Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure.

If you would like to hold a once in a lifetime event with Dippy, please contact our Venue Hire team.

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In partnership with
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Great Western Railway

Wales Friend:

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