Join our team of Dippy volunteers!

Thank you to all the volunteers who have signed up so far! We are now operating a waiting list for new people interested in joining our Dippy volunteer team.

Fancy working with a dinosaur this summer? If so, then Norwich Cathedral may have just have the post for you!

Norwich Cathedral is preparing to host the Natural History Museum’s Dippy the Diplodocus and now the search is on to find an enthusiastic team of volunteers to play a part in this prehistoric adventure.

The famous 26-metre long (85ft) dinosaur cast – which for many years took centre stage in the Natural History Museum’s Hinzte Hall before embarking on the current UK tour - will take up residence in Norwich Cathedral’s Nave from 13 July until 30 October 2021.
Ahead of Dippy’s visit, the Cathedral is looking to recruit up to 200 volunteers to join the Dippy team.

All volunteers will play a key role in helping to make this ambitious exhibition a huge success and in return volunteers will gain unique experience of working on a major National History Museum project in one of Norwich’s most historic landmarks.

You don’t need to have previous experience of volunteering, or be a dinosaur expert to get involved. You just need to enjoy meeting people, have a friendly and helpful attitude and lots of enthusiasm!

This volunteer opportunity is for people aged 18 and over.

The Visitor Experience Volunteers will help visitors engage with the Dippy on Tour exhibition and the Cathedral and assist with special events.

Click here to find out more about being a Dippy volunteer.

For more information, email

Dinosaur fans eager to know what to expect from Dippy’s visit can now find out more on a new Dippy microsite which is linked to this website. This details everything from opening times and other practical information about the exhibition to fun dinosaur activities for people to enjoy at home.

Dippy on Tour is brought to you by the Natural History Museum in partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundation, and supported by Dell EMC and Williams and Hill.