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Schools Visiting Dippy

The Natural History Museum’s famous Diplodocus, known as Dippy, will be at Dorset County Museum between 19th February and 10th May 2018 and we’re thrilled to be working with Jurassic Coast Trust to offer schools a unique and exciting opportunity to visit him.

Premium School Package


There are no premium slots available to school groups larger than 30 pupils.  Please contact directly if you would like to make a booking.

Our sessions will be aimed at Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  Each session will last just under 2 hours and will include 3 fun and engaging activities which will be delivered by staff and volunteers from Jurassic Coast Trust and Dorset County Museum.

  • Morning Session:  10.00 – 11.45 (max 90 pupils)
  • Afternoon Session:  12.15 – 14.00 (max. 90 pupils) 

Standard School Package

We’re delighted to offer schools FREE visits to see Dippy up close.  45 minutes slots are available. You’ll be able to see Dippy in the Victorian Hall and explore the museum’s temporary exhibition, all un-guided.   

  • Mondays and Fridays ONLY during term time
  • 60 minute slots (max. 60 pupils), between 10.00 and 14.00 available 
  • FREE un-guided school visits to Dippy and temporary exhibition only 

Group Visits to see Dippy

We are delighted to welcome groups to see Dippy and can provide an added level of service for those who book in advance. This includes a guided tour with one of our specialist tour guides. Please Contact Us  for more details of this service

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How your school or group can book to see Dippy