Dippy, the 84ft long Diplodocus skeleton cast that’s stood inside the London Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall since 1979, is set to embark on a two-year tour of the UK beginning in 2018.
The much-loved sculpture is set to be replaced by a blue whale skeleton -- a real one made of actual bones -- but the sauropod has no retirement plans yet. After years spent welcoming visitors to the Natural History Museum, Dippy’s been given a new mission -- to get more people around the country interested in museums.
It’ll get parents all muddled up about the differences between the diplodocus, apatosaurus and brontosaurus at the following locations:
- Dorset County Museum between February and May 2018
- Birmingham Museum from mid-2018
- Ulster Museum from September 2018
- Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, between January and May 2019
- Great North Museum, Newcastle, between May and October 2019
- The National Assembly of Wales
- Number One Riverside, Rochdale, between February and June 2020
- Norwich Cathedral between July and October 2020
Image: Shayne Kaye via Flickr