Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

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Dippy the Diplodocus is coming to Newcastle. Arriving May 2019

Dippy illustration


Saturday 18 May - Sunday 6 October

Visitor information

Tickets available 9am Friday 1 February 

Priority booking 30-31 January* 

*Join our free membership scheme Must-see Museums and we'll email you a priority booking code on Wednesday 30 January

Please sign up by midnight 29 January to receive this offer.


Opens on Saturday 18 May 2019


Special Exhibitions Hall


Free entry, donations welcome. 

Advance booking strongly advised. Tickets available 9am Friday 1 February.


Following his visits to Dorchester, Birmingham, Belfast and Glasgow, the Natural History Museum's famous Diplodocus cast 'Dippy' is coming to the Great North Museum: Hancock in May 2019.

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

The Diplodocus was unveiled to the British public in 1905 and 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. 

Come and see Dippy and get inspired about the natural world!

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Bespoke sponsorship opportunites available

  • Two year exhibition space naming rights
  • Complimentary event venue hire
  • Marketing collateral brand credit
  • Complimentary business membership

Contact Nigel Merriman for more information: 

Nigel.Merriman@twmuseums.org.uk | (0191) 277 2269