Dippy is on Tour

A once in a lifetime tour

National History Museum’s famous Diplodocus known as Dippy is in Birmingham from 26th May to 9th September 2018. 

Dippy has been displayed in London since 1905 and will be visiting eight locations in the UK. 

Dippy is a replica dinosaur, cast from original fossil bones discovered in the US in 1898.  The original bones are held in the Carnegie Museum Pittsburgh.  The full skeleton cast in its displayed pose is an impressive 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.25 metres high (approximately 70 foot by 14 foot by 14 foot).

Dippy on Tour is a free ticketed event. 

If you have a visual impairment you can attend a special morning explorer event.  There are two special dates where attendance will be limited to 75 people per session.  Up to 200 people are admitted to all other dates and sessions.  The special morning explorer sessions are on

Friday 27th July and Thursday 9th August at 9 am and 10 am

However, if these dates are oversubscribed, other dates can be added. 

Please arrive at the Gas Hall entrance 10 minutes before your allotted time.  Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes; late­comers may not be admitted to booked slots.

The exhibition is in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery’s Gas Hall in Edmund Street, Birmingham  B3 3DH (round the corner from the main entrance in Chamberlain Square. 

The nearest Birmingham train stations are New Street and Snow Hill.

There is parking for blue badge holders on Margaret Street and Edmund Street (close to Edmund Street lift entrance).

To order tickets for the special morning explorers events telephone 0121 348 8263