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Last chance to see Dippy the dinosaur at Ulster Museum

26 September 18, Mandatory Credit ©Press Eye/Darren Kidd
26 September 18, Mandatory Credit ©Press Eye/Darren Kidd

This week marks the last chance to see the Natural History Museum London’s famous diplodocus, Dippy the dinosaur, at the Ulster Museum.

The iconic 26-metre-long diplodocus cast currently occupies one of the Ulster Museum’s biggest exhibition halls on the third stop of his three-year UK tour.

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure will be leaving the Ulster Museum on January 6, 2019 to head to the next leg of its tour.

"The Ulster Museum is the only venue on the island of Ireland to have Dippy the iconic dinosaur and we are grateful to the Natural History Museum London and tour partners for giving National Museums NI this fantastic opportunity,” said Aaron Ward, head of creative engagement at National Museums NI.

“The exhibition at the Ulster Museum also showcases some of our own extensive natural science collections to new and first-time visitors to the Museum.

"It really is a fantastic experience for visitors of all ages to come and explore and I would encourage anyone who hasn’t already visited not to miss the last chance to see Dippy before he leaves for Scotland.”

Dippy will be on display at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow from January 22, 2019.

It is expected that five million people will see the skeleton on the tour.

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