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Dippy to take pride of place at Northern Ireland museum

By Claire Williamson

The countdown is on for the arrival of a huge dinosaur skeleton at the Ulster Museum.

Dippy the Diplodocus will take up residence in the museum from September 28 until January 6, 2019 as part of a UK tour.

It marks the first time he's ventured out of London's Natural History Museum since 1905.

National Museums NI and the Natural History Museum, in partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundation, are behind the mission to bring the beloved dinosaur - which has 292 bones, is an impressive 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.25 metres high - to Belfast.

It will be free to visit the exhibition.

But those planning a trip are urged to book time slots in advance and online booking has just opened at www.nmni.com/dippy

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