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Dippy on Tour, National Museum Cardiff- Saturday 19th October 2019 until Sunday 26th January 2020

What has 292 bones, is 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.17 metres high? It could only be Dippy the Diplodocus dinosaur! From Saturday 19th October until Sunday 26th January, visitors from far and wide will be able to see Dippy up close as he continues his tour across the UK.

Dippy is cast from a near complete skeleton discovered in Wyoming, America in 1898 and has been on display in London’s National History Museum since 1905. Now, Dippy is on a mission to encourage everyone to explore the natural history collections and biodiversity right on your very own doorstep in Cardiff.

National Museum Cardiff have a jam-packed programme of events to celebrate Dippy’s tour including:

  • Talk: Meet Dippy – 19th October
  • Museum Sleepover: Dippy Dino Night – 16th November
  • HUSH: Family Friendly Silent Disco – 30th November
  • Workshop: Drawing Dinosaurs from the Inside-Out – 7th December
  • Big Bones, Big Politics, and High Culture: How Dippy Became the Poster child of Peace (and War) – 7th December

Entry to see Dippy is free, whilst there are additional costs to take part in some of the special dinosaur themed events. You can find out more about these, and see the full event programme, on the National Museum Cardiff website.


Want to travel to this event?

National Museum Cardiff is in the heart of the city and is easily accessible by public transport. From Cardiff Central Bus Station take bus number 53 or 85 to the Museum. From Cardiff Bay take the Bay Car bus number 6. The nearest train station is Cathays Station, approximately 5-minute walk from the Museum. It is also a 20-minute walk from Cardiff Central Railway Station.


Public Transport

To make your journey by public transport, please use our Journey Planner to find the most convenient route, along with times and services that are running.

If you’d like to find a bus timetable, head over to our Timetables page. Here, you can search for a specific bus route or your location to view timetables of services in the area. You will also have the option to print the timetable to take with you on your trip.

We also offer a Freephone telephone service. One of our friendly advisors will be on hand to answer any of your public transport information queries and to help you plan your journey. Give us a call on 0800 464 00 00 for free!

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