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Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton, has arrived in Belfast.

Admission is free to the Dippy on Tour exhibition at the Ulster Museum. If you want to guarantee a specific timeslot, please pre-book via the link below.

Flexible with your time? Walk-in tickets are available at the Ulster Museum Welcome Area.

Ulster Museum is open Tuesdays-Sundays from 10am to 5pm. Last admission to Dippy On Tour is 4pm.

Pre-book your tickets now!



As part of a road trip across the UK, Dippy is venturing out of London for the first time since 1905. He will visit the Ulster Museum from 28 September 2018 to 6 January 2019.  And he’s on a mission …to inspire five million natural history adventures, encouraging families to explore nature on their doorstep.   

Since his unveiling in the Natural History Museum in 1905, Dippy the Diplodocus became a star, and has featured in newspaper cartoons, news reports and even played starring roles in film and television. Dippy is cast from the type specimen found in America.

We’ll have an exciting programme of events for Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure – something to inspire all our visitors to enjoy and engage more with the natural world in Northern Ireland, no matter your age.  The full 292-bone skeleton in its displayed pose is an impressive 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.25 metres high. Our exhibition will also highlight some of the best from our own extensive Natural Sciences collection. We can’t wait!

 You can find out more about the national Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure.

Please check out our FAQs for answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Dippy's visit to National Museums NI.

Dippy Events at the Ulster Museum

After Dark with Dippy - Exclusive Events!

Here’s your chance to be one of the lucky few to hold a private event with Dippy.

If you are planning a special event perhaps a corporate dinner, staff Christmas ball,  work anniversary, networking reception, family fun day/evening or team-building away day/evening please visit our After Dark with Dippy page as we have a number of exclusive corporate opportunities available while Dippy is with us in Belfast.

Calling all teachers! Book your Date with Dippy.

This exhibition offers an opportunity for KS1 And KS2 children to learn about changes in the natural environment, habitat loss and biodiversity and the interdependence of people, plants, animal and place. Find out further information about this learning opportunity and book your date now.

Watch Dippy come to life!

See this time lapse video of Dippy taking shape in his new temporary home in the Ulster Museum.


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