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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.

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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.

Mar2018
Don’t miss our Egg-citing Dinosaur themed family activities this Easter at the Museum

Don’t miss our Egg-citing Dinosaur themed family activities this Easter at the Museum

To coincide with the Easter Holidays and also Natural History Museum’s exhibition ‘Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure families will have the opportunity to join in with exciting dinosaur-themed family activities and competitions.

Feb2018
Dippy Deals in Dorchester

Dippy Deals in Dorchester

To mark the historic arrival of Dippy the Diplodocus and thousands of visitors to Dorset County Museum, the town and local shop keepers are quite literally putting the welcome flags out. In a unique collaborative venture, The Dorchester Business Improvement District (BID) has agreed to support the Dorset County Museum and its hosting of Dippy by providing visitors with a range of visitor ‘Dippy Deals’.  

Jan2018
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