Kids mad on dinosaurs? You can take them to see a full sized Diplodocus skeleton, as Dippy The Dinosaur formerly of the Natural History Museum in London embarks on a tour of the country, and entry to see him is free.
Here's when and where you will be able to see Dippy On Tour:
- Dorset County Museum 10 February - 7 May 2018
- Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 26 May - 9 September 2018
- Ulster Museum 28 September 2018 - 6 January 2019
- Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Glasgow 22 January - 5 May 2019
- Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne 18 May - 6 October 2019
- National Assembly for Wales 19 October 2019 - 26 January 2020
- Number One Riverside, Rochdale 10 February - 28 June 2020
- Norwich Cathedral 11 July - 31 October 2020
Dippy is a replica dinosaur cast from original fossil bones and has been in the Natural History Museum since 1905, dominating the central hall near the visitors entrance for nearly 30 years until being replaced by a blue whale skeleton.
The 70ft dinosaur replica is currently on a tour of the UK that will last until late 2020, and after that he will be cast in bronze and placed in the Natural History Museum's gardens.
Museum director Sir Michael Dixon said: "We wanted Dippy to visit unusual locations so he can draw in people that may not traditionally visit a museum.
"Making iconic items accessible to as many people as possible is at the heart of what museums give to the nation, so we have ensured that Dippy will still be free to view at all tour venues."
The dinosaur started off his national tour at Dorset County Museum, which has a gallery dedicated to the fossil-rich Jurassic Coast, and will be there until 7th May.
Images Natural History Museum