Dippy on Tour

13 July until 30 October 2021
Nave
Dippy on Tour
Norwich Cathedral is hosting a prehistoric guest as part of the Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure tour.

The much-loved national treasure – who for many years took centre stage in the Natural History Museum’s Hinzte Hall before embarking on his current UK tour - is at the Cathedral from 13 July until 30 October 2021.

The usual opening times for the Dippy on Tour exhibition are: 

Monday to Friday - 10am-4pm
Friday evening - 7pm-9pm
Saturday - 9.30am-5.30pm.
Sunday - closed

Last entry to the exhibition is 30 minutes before closing time.

Dippy’s home in Norwich is a busy working Cathedral and this means that on some days the exhibition may be closed or have different opening times to those listed above. All the latest changes to opening times will be made available here as soon as possible.


A special Dippy microsite has been created featuring all the latest information about the exhibition.

To find out more about our Dippy events programme click here.

With the continued uncertainty with regard to Covid-19, Norwich Cathedral and the Natural History Museum are working together closely to ensure that visitors are able to enjoy the exhibition safely.

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure is being brought to Norwich Cathedral and visitors across the UK by the Natural History Museum in partnership with the Garfield Weston Foundation, and supported by Dell EMC and Williams & Hill. Barratt and Cooke is the regional sponsor for the exhibition.

Dippy (c) Trustees of the Natural History Museum

Norwich Cathedral’s centuries-old architecture will provide a stunning backdrop for the famous 26-metre long (85ft) dinosaur on the final stop in his travels. The historic landmark is also the only Cathedral on Dippy’s eight-venue tour.

Throughout the whole of Dippy’s visit, Norwich Cathedral’s regular rhythm of worship will continue as normal.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy exploring the Cathedral’s many highlights, including its beautiful cloisters and its incredible collection of medieval roof carvings which are the largest of their kind in the world.

Since setting off from the National History Museum in 2018, Dippy has so far visited Dorset County Museum, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Ulster Museum, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Great North Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne, National Museum Cardiff and Number One Riverside in Rochdale.

Click here for more details about the Dippy on Tour exhibition