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Over 100k visitors for Dippy the dinosaur in Ulster museum

Recent footfall figures have revealed that Dippy the dinosaur has had over 100,000 visitors since he came to Belfast in September.

The Natural History Museum's iconic 26-metre-long diplodocus cast filled 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 exhibit, which first started in Dorest earlier this year, will be shown at museums and cathedrals in Birmingham, Glasgow, Newcastle, Cardiff, Rochdale and Norwich.

The 152million-year-old diplodocus has been a iconic presence at National History Museum in London since 1905.

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

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