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Dippy’s record breaking Dorset residency

PUBLISHED: 13:25 21 May 2018 | UPDATED: 13:25 21 May 2018

Dippy was seen by over 153,000 visitors during his residency at Dorset County Museum

Dippy was seen by over 153,000 visitors during his residency at Dorset County Museum


Dippy’s exhibition brought record-breaking numbers of visitors to Dorset County Museum

Dorset County Museum’s special exhibit Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure had been enjoyed by 153,189 visitors when the exhibition ended on 7 May. Never seen outside London since he arrived at the Natural History Museum in 1905, the 21-metre-long and 4-metre-high diplodocus skeleton arrived in Dorchester in February and has proved to be Dorset County Museum’s most successful exhibition ever.

Jointly hosting Dippy in Dorset, the Jurassic Coast Trust worked with other local organisations to encourage around 25,000 people across the south west to enjoy their own Dippy-themed natural history adventure from geological walks to art days.

Sam Rose, Chief Executive of the Jurassic Coast Trust said: “Dippy on Tour has been an exceptional project for the Jurassic Coast. It is testament to the uniqueness of our World Heritage Site that Dippy’s visit has so strongly caught the public imagination.” Dippy’s next stop is Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

To find out more about the Jurassic coast and Dorset’s dinosaurs, click here.


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