Dippy on Tour

13 July until 30 October 2021
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Dippy on Tour
Norwich Cathedral is preparing to host 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 - will be visiting the Cathedral from 13 July until 30 October 2021.

Dippy had been due to go on display in Norwich Cathedral in Summer 2020 but his visit was rescheduled to January to March 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic before being postponed to Summer 2021.

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

More details about the opening times for Dippy and other visitor information including details of associated special events will be available nearer the time on this website.

Click here to find out how you can join our volunteering team and play a part in Dippy's prehistoric adventure at Norwich Cathedral.

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.

More details about the opening times for Dippy and other visitor information including details of associated special events will be available nearer the time on this website.

For more information about Dippy’s tour to date, visit nhm.ac.uk/dippyontour