Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

Dippy the Dinosaur has arrived in Newcastle. Plan your Natural History Adventure today

Dippy illustration


Until Sunday 6 October

Visitor information


During normal museum opening hours

Relaxed sessions every Sunday (11.15am) and first Wednesday of the month (4.15pm).


Special Exhibitions Hall, first floor

There are related displays throughout the rest of the museum.

Price and booking info

Free entry, donations welcome. Walk up spaces are available daily 

Booking a ticket in advance guarantees you entry but it's not compulsory. It helps us to manage visitor flow on the busiest days, providing a better experience for everyone.

Relaxed sessions have a greatly reduced capacity and are strictly ticket only.

School groups should enquire here


Following his visits to Dorchester, Birmingham, Belfast and Glasgow, the Natural History Museum's famous Dinosaur Dippy has come to Newcastle for a very special exhibition.

Dippy the Diplodocus lived in London for over 100 years but now he's on an adventure around the UK's best family museums.

Unveiled to the British public in 1905, Dippy was cast from the type specimen found in America. The full skeleton is 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.25 metres high. 

Enjoy a day out with Dippy and get inspired about the natural world!

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