About Dippy on tour
The Natural History Museum's famous dinosaur, Dippy the Diplodocus is leaving the museum for the first time to go a on a tour of the UK, and Rochdale has been selected as 1 of just 8 venues which will host him during the tour.
The iconic exhibit started his tour in 2018 and will take pride of place in the award-winning
Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale from February 2020 to June 2020.
Number One Riverside is our main council building, which houses Rochdale Central Library and our customer service centre.
The main aim of the tour is to inspire the next generation of scientists by giving them access to fantastic, nationally-important exhibits like Dippy.
A selection of activities for both young and old will be organised to coincide with Dippy’s visit to Rochdale, his only stop in the North West of England.
With the help of our partner, Link4Life we aim to engage thousands of children and adults from across the whole region and we'll keep you posted on our activity programme as it develops.
More about Dippy's journey on the Visit Rochdale website