Meet Dippy

Pictures by Joe Bailey, Fivesixphotography

Dippy the Diplodocus, a life-size plaster-of-paris replica of a Diplodocus carnegii skeleton has stormed into Coventry for a three-year stay at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. Dippy’s popularity soared since it was gifted to the Natural History Museum by Andrew Carnegie in 1905, and it went on a UK tour from 2017 to 2021.

Dippy is on loan to the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum from the Natural History Museum collection for an initial period of three years.

Dippy, a diplodocus carnegii who lived during the Late Jurassic period. diplodocus carnegii were huge plant-eating dinosaur with a whip-like tail. Its skeletons have been found in North America, and they could grow up to 24-26 meters long and weigh approximately 15 tonnes. To put this into perspective, a London double-decker bus weighs 12 tonnes and is around 14 meters long.

While you are here

While you are in Coventry visiting Dippy, why not stop by some of Coventry’s other attractions? Coventry is a vibrant city that offers plenty of fun activities for families to enjoy. With its rich history, fascinating architecture, and bustling atmosphere, it’s an excellent destination for a day out with the family.

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