Over a year has passed since Dorset County Museum’s 26-metre-long visitor Dippy the diplodocus delighted the Dorset community, but his stay continues to be a roaring success.
The Museum were among the partner venues presented with the prestigious award of ‘Partnership of the Year’ at the Museums and Heritage Awards for Dippy On Tour: A Natural History Adventure
The museum relocated to Brewery Square in late 2018 as it began a series of refurbishment works at its existing site on High West Street. The lease was agreed until early 2019, but due to the success of the location it has been extended until 2 June 2019.
Dorset County Museum’s iconic building in High West Street may be closed while its exciting redevelopment programme takes place, but the Victorian structure will soon be popping up all over the county in magnificent inflatable form.
For all those, young and old, who love science and like learning new things, there is an exciting new event coming to the Corn Exchange in Dorchester on Sunday 17th March from 1pm-5pm.
Head of Development and Communications at the Museum Gabriella Crouch and two Dippy Volunteers – David James and Linda Roberts both longstanding volunteers at the Museum – were in attendance as the team who brought Dippy to Dorset were crowned Leisure & Tourism champions at the South West Business & Community Awards on Thursday evening in Swindon.
Moving an historic, 2000-year-old, fragile mosaic is not for the faint hearted but when it stands in the way of the Dorset County Museum’s £14.9 million redevelopment programme – needs must!