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National Museum Cardiff to host Dippy on Tour

National Museum Cardiff to host Dippy on Tour

Dippy on Tour

 

National Museum Cardiff will host Dippy on Tour during the two-year UK tour of the Museum’s iconic Diplodocus cast.


Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales has been working in partnership with the Senedd, the main public building of the National Assembly for Wales to bring Dippy to Wales since 2016. Following discussions, and in conjunction with the Natural History Museum, it has been agreed that National Museum Cardiff is the right home for Dippy during the Welsh leg of his UK tour. The dates for Dippy’s stay in Cardiff are from October 19, 2019 until January 26, 2020.

 

Director General, Amgueddfa Cymru, David Anderson says: “We are delighted to be hosting Dippy and look forward to giving him a warm Welsh welcome. Visitors to National Museum Cardiff will be able to marvel at Dippy and take the opportunity to meet his cousins in our natural history galleries, taking a journey from the very beginnings of time to the present day. They can explore how Wales evolved, coming face to face with dinosaurs and other amazing animals along the way.”

 

Dippy’s visit will showcase the local nature and natural history collections.

 

Never before on public display outside of the Natural History Museum, Dippy has delighted visitors since he arrived in London in 1905. The full skeleton in its displayed pose is an impressive 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.17 metres high.

 

The British icon is on a mission to inspire five million natural history adventures, encouraging families and schools to explore nature on their doorstep.

 

Dinosaur fans who are not able to see Dippy in person can follow his journey by keeping an eye on @DippyonTour on Twitter and the Natural History Museum and tour partner social media feeds as well as and visiting nhm.ac.uk/dippyontour.

 

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(Images © The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London)

 

Published 8 May 2018 

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