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Ulster Museum

Dippy on Tour

A Natural History Adventure

Fri 28 Sep 2018 - Sun 06 Jan 2019

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Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton, has landed 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 links 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.

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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!

As well as the exhibition, we have a range of events happening during Dippy's stay with us, including: 

  • Storytelling at the Museum: 27 August - 19 December
  • Dippy's Digestive Dilemma: 6 October - 5 January
  • Curious Cases: 9 October - 23 December
  • Dippy After Dark: 26 October - 4 January
  • Dino Disaster Workshops: 27 October - 17 November
  • Dippy In-Depth: 15 November - 29 November

You can find out more about these events and book tickets here.

    • Please check out our FAQs for answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding Dippy's visit to National Museums NI.
    • To book your private corporate event with Dippy please contact our events team on 028 9039 5108/5111 or email events@nmni.com
    • Sign up for 'Dippy Alerts' to keep you up to date with the latest news on Dippy

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

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