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A Triumph! 100,000 visitors flock to see Dippy

Dr Jon Murden with Amelia and Benjamin and Sir Mike Dixon and professor Andy Fleet 

It’s been 8 weeks since Dippy the Diplodocus, the Natural History Museum’s iconic 26-metre cast dinosaur, arrived in Dorset on the first stop of his UK tour.  Today, 4-year old Benjamin from Poundbury in Dorchester was Dippy’s 100,000th guest.

Sir Mike Dixon, Director of the Natural History Museum, Dr Jon Murden, Director of Dorset County Museum and Professor Andy Fleet, Chair of Dorset County Museum were in attendance as Benjamin and his mum Amelia crossed the threshold marking the giganotosaurus milestone.

To celebrate, Sir Mike Dixon, Dr Jon Murden and Professor Andy Fleet presented the excited 4-year old with a Dippy t-shirt and goodie bag overflowing with Dippy treats.

“We had hoped and half expected that the ‘Dippy On Tour’ exhibition would be the museum’s greatest ever exhibition but this has far exceeded our wildest expectations” says Dr Jon Murden.

John Fiori, Owner of ‘Horse with the Red Umbrella’ adds, “Dippy’s visit to the town has been fantastic, not just for me but many of the local business with footfall considerably up year on year. On behalf of The Dorchester BID company I would also like to congratulate Jon and the whole of his team - what an achievement!” 

With almost four weeks left before Dippy leaves Dorchester on Monday 7th May, visitors still have time to see Dippy in person and push this figure even higher.

May2018
Dorchester waves goodbye to Dippy

Dorchester waves goodbye to Dippy

Dressed in Dippy tees and waving green flags, over 250 children from Dorchester schools excitedly gathered in Brewery Square on Friday afternoon to bid farewell to Dippy the Diplodocus. The crowd paraded through the town, following the dinosaur footprints down South Street to Dorset County Museum, where the Natural History Museum’s iconic cast has amazed over 140,000 visitors during his record breaking 12-week stay in Dorset.

Apr2018
Final Days to See Dippy

Final Days to See Dippy

It only seems like yesterday that Dorset Country Museum opened its doors to visitors to the iconic ‘Dippy on Tour Exhibition’. Sadly, this record breaking exhibition is coming to an end with just a few days left to make that important final visit.

Apr2018
A Triumph! 100,000 visitors flock to see Dippy

A Triumph! 100,000 visitors flock to see Dippy

It’s been 8 weeks since Dippy the Diplodocus, the Natural History Museum’s iconic 26-metre cast dinosaur, arrived in Dorset on the first stop of his UK tour.  Today, 4-year old Benjamin from Poundbury in Dorchester was Dippy’s 100,000th guest.

Jan2018
Young dino-enthusiast wins once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to place the last piece of Dippy

Young dino-enthusiast wins once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to place the last piece of Dippy

Harry Swift from Eastleigh in Hampshire was drawn at random from hundreds of budding scientists to help assist the reconstruction of Dippy the Diplodocus at Dorset County Museum.

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