Thursday 21 November 2019

Dippy the Natural History Museum Dinosaur on tour near Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire dinosaur fans, there’s a chance to see one of the most famous dinosaurs in the world – when Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s diplodocus, arrives at its nearest venue to the county in October.

Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic diplodocus is on the move from his famous London home for the first time since 1905 – arriving at the closest #DippyonTour stop to Gloucestershire in October 2019.

On show at National Museum Cardiff from Saturday 19 October 2019 until Sunday 26 January 2020, the chance to see Dippy is well worth the journey – taking less than an hour to get to Cardiff, depending on where you are travelling from in Gloucestershire. Plus, admission to the museum is free of charge.

In preparation for Dippy’s unveiling in Cardiff, expert conservators will spend 50 hours assembling the 292-bone, 21-metre-long skeleton cast.

Organisers have said this exhibition will ‘highlight the catastrophic events that took place in Wales 200 million years ago which led to the first appearance of dinosaurs.’

And, as well as the chance to see the famous diplodocus skeleton cast, there will be arts and crafts, exhibitions and displays, with visitors also having the chance to find out about the animals that call present-day Wales home.

If you can’t make the Dippy tour in Cardiff, there’s future opportunities to see the famous dinosaur skeleton at Number One Riverside in Rochdale and Norwich Cathedral afterwards.

With Dippy having already visited Dorset County Museum, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Ulster Museum, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow and Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

For more information, call National Museum Cardiff on 0300 111 2333.

© SoGlos
Friday 11 October 2019

More news you might like...

Indian restaurant Prithvi is relocating back to Cheltenham’s Bath Road from January 2020.

Prithvi is returning to its original Cheltenham home

Cheltenham’s popular Indian restaurant, Prithvi, is relocating back to its original Bath Road address after a year at The Lucky...

Rory Bremner is launching a new series in partnership with The Barn Theatre in Cirencester.

The Barn Theatre announces new partnership with Rory Bremner

The UK’s leading impressionist, Rory Bremner, is launching an exclusive new series of productions in partnership with The Barn...

Could our next Charity of the Year be your organisation?

SoGlos launches search for 2020 Charity of the Year

With 2019 nearing the end, SoGlos is on the hunt for a new local organisation to be named our charity of the year for 2020.

Cheltenham late-night shoppers will be able to park for free in town.

Free late-night parking for Cheltenham’s Christmas shoppers

Cheltenham Borough Council is offering free parking to shoppers taking advantage of the town’s late-night shopping.

David Schwimmer will star in a new sitcom about GCHQ in 2020.

GCHQ sitcom starring David Schwimmer to air next year

A new sitcom about Cheltenham’s GCHQ which stars David Schwimmer, will air on Sky One in 2020.

Unmissable highlights