Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s much-loved Diplodocus skeleton cast has been sent on a natural history adventure across the UK and his first stop is our home county of Dorset.
We visited Dippy in his temporary new home in the Victorian Hall at Dorset County Museum last month and the kids were fascinated by all the facts about the Diplodocus – one of the largest beasts to have ever roamed the earth.
Dippy the Diplodocus was on display from 1905 – 2016 and is now on a two-year tour of the country, so to celebrate this amazing creature the Natural History Museum have brought out a gift in a tin dinosaur model kit, so you can enjoy this amazing dinosaur in your own home.
With over 60 pieces of laser-cut wood for you to press out and glue together, this is a fun activity for the biggest and smallest of dinosaur fans to complete together. Eliza loved pressing out the pieces but it was up to Daddy to make sure they were glued in the correct places.
Once built, Dippy stands on his own Diplodocus plinth, perfect for displaying in your home.
Dippy measures approximately 46cm long and is available exclusively to the Natural History Museum and Dippy’s host institutions at an RRP of £18.99.