Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton, has arrived in Belfast.
As part of a road trip across the UK, Dippy is venturing out of London for the first time since 1905. And he’s on a mission… to inspire five million natural history adventures, encouraging families to explore nature on their doorstep.
Since his unveiling in the Natural History Museum in 1905, Dippy the Diplodocus became a star, and has featured in newspaper cartoons, news reports and even played starring roles in film and television.
Dippy is cast from the type specimen found in America. The full 292-bone skeleton in its displayed pose is an impressive 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.25 metres high. This exhibition also highlights some of the best from Ulster Museum's own extensive Natural Sciences collection.