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Dippy the Natural History Museum's dinosaur is going on tour! But where can you and your kids see him?

He's a very well travelled dino...

It's the end of an era as Dippy the diplodocus, who has been a main attraction at London's Natural History Museum since 1905, is coming down.


But the good news is he's going to be embarking on a two-year tour of the UK - and might be turning up at a museum near you!

It's estimated that it will take museum staff three-and-a-half weeks to dismantle Dippy, who is 70ft long and made up of 292 'bones' (which actually aren't bones at all, but plaster-cast replicas).

And fans of the Natural History Museum, fear not. Dippy is being replaced by the skeleton of a blue whale, which at 83ft long is even bigger, and is the geniune article (i.e. not plaster-cast)

So, where can you catch Dippy? Well sadly he won't be hitting the road till 2018, but if you're feeling organised, here's where he'll be popping up:

  • May-September 2018 - Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

  • September 2018-January 2019 - Ulster Museum, Belfast

  • January-May 2019 - Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

  • May-October 2019 - Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle

  • October 2019-January 2020 - National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff

  • February-June 20w0 - Number One Riverside, Rochdale

  • July-October 2020 - Norwich Cathedral

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