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Dippy is coming to the Jurassic Coast

Dorset County Museum and the Jurassic Coast Trust link will open in new window are excited to share the news that the Natural History Museum’s famous Diplodocus, known affectionately to millions as ‘Dippy’, is coming to Dorset.

At 21 metres long and more than 4 metres high, Dippy will fill the Dorset County Museum’s Victorian Hall. The exhibit will be open to the public between February and May 2018 as the first stop on Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure. link will open in new window

Director of Dorset County Museum, Dr Jon Murden and Dr Sam Rose, Jurassic Coast are excited to be welcoming Dippy to the heart of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, and agree that “as the birthplace of palaeontology, there is nowhere in the UK more appropriate for Dippy to start his national tour than Dorset and we’re thrilled to have been chosen as the first host venue."

The Jurassic Coast Trust is delighted to be partnering with Dorset County Museum to bring Dippy to Dorset. We will be working with schools, community groups, local charities, children’s centres, and other museums and visitor centres along the length of the World Heritage Site to help people across the region take full advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

This free exhibition is likely to be very popular with residents and visitors alike, so advance booking will be strongly advised.

 Dippy the Dinosaur

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