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Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure in Rochdale 2020

07 September 2020 - 12 December 2020

Monday 07 September 2020 - Saturday 12 December 2020

Number One Riverside
Smith Street
OL16 1XU


The Dippy exhibition in Rochdale will re-open to visitors from Monday 7 September 2020.

The Natural History Museum's​ famous dinosaur, Dippy the Diplodocus is touring the UK, and Rochdale has been selected as 1 of just 8 venues which will host him during the tour. You can visit Dippy's only North West stop until 12 December 2020 and enjoy 2 dinosaur adventures as part of your visit - both for FREE.

There's no need to book for individuals and small groups to visit Dippy at Number One Riverside.

The iconic exhibit started his tour in 2018 and will take pride of place in the award-winning Number One Riverside​​​​​​, Smith Street, Rochdale​ until December 2020.​ The main aim of the tour is to inspire the next generation of scientists by giving them access to fantastic, nationally-important exhibits like Dippy.

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 5pm

Who is Dippy?

Dippy is a replica of a Diplodocus dinosaur, which was unearthed in Wyoming, North America, in 1898.

The original Diplodocus, which is thought to be between 152 and 154 million-years-old, is in the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, North America.

A replica, now known as Dippy, was created and first unveiled to the public at the Natural History Museum in London in 1905.

He’s wowed millions of visitors from around the world ever since.

Entry fee: Free

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