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In video: Timelapse footage of Natural History Museum’s new star attraction

The blue whale skeleton has replaced the popular Dippy the Diplodocus.

The Natural History Museum has shared timelapse footage of the process it undertook to install a massive blue whale skeleton in its entrance hall.

The 25-metre-long skeleton will take centre stage in Hintze Hall, replacing the popular Dippy the Diplodocus, which first went on display there in 1979.

When the museum announced it was dismantling the dinosaur display, 14,000 people signed a petition to stop the move.

But the museum went ahead, and soon the famous fossil will be going on a nationwide tour of museums and galleries, including a stint at Norwich Cathedral in 2020.

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