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Dino-star Dippy on the Move Again

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By Natural History Museum / Posted on Thursday 17th March 2022

The Natural History Museum is seeking a new partner to host their iconic diplodocus cast, Dippy, for a long-term loan.

Dippy is available to loan from 2023. The Museum is encouraging venues with an indoor space big enough to house the Diplodocus cast to apply, telling the Natural History Museum how Dippy would benefit their audiences, venue and region.

Applicants do not have to be a traditional museum and requests from other publicly accessible spaces and institutes are welcome, as are organisations applying in partnership.

Apply before 15 July to be in with a chance of seeing Dippy in your region.

The loan is for an initial term of three years with the potential to extend for a following three years after a review.

More information and apply to host Dippy

Benefits of hosting Dippy

  • An iconic museum object: a free long-term loan of the Museum’s most famous dinosaur
  • A way to engage your community with climate and environmental issues – 71% of tour visitors said their trip had made them think more about the natural world
  • A strong economic impact: £35,587,593 of income was added to the venues and local economies as a result of hosting Dippy

For more on the benefits of hosting, visit the Successes of Dippy on Tour page.

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