The Manc - World famous Dippy the Dinosaur is coming to Greater Manchester next week"

World famous Dippy the Dinosaur is coming to Greater Manchester next week


The Natural History Museum's world famous dinosaur, Dippy, is on an eight stop tour of the UK, and he's on his way to Greater Manchester.

Dippy, the replica Diplodocus, will make his bed in Rochdale next week and there will be a special gallery exhibition set up to go and see him.

Visitors can meet Dippy at Number One Riverside – the council’s customer service centre, office and library building – and visit The Dippy Exhibition at Touchstones Rochdale.


A new app has also been created to guide visitors through Rochdale town centre to connect Number One Riverside and Touchstones Rochdale.

Visitors will learn interesting facts about the historic landmarks that they’ll see on the journey over and children can even complete a quiz to collect Dippy’s bones to complete their own Dippy dinosaur skeleton.


Speaking about Dippy's stay in Rochdale, Councillor Janet Emsley said: “We certainly do things differently in Rochdale and our approach to Dippy’s visit is no different.

"That’s why we’ve got two fantastic experiences across two venues to create a full morning or afternoon out, which is all free of charge.

"With loads of interactive and hands on elements for children to get involved with, this exhibition is sure to fuel their imaginations. It will get them excited about our planet’s fascinating past and help them understand how to protect it in the future.”


Dippy will be in Rochdale from Monday 10th February until Sunday 28th June 2020. Full details of the exhibition can be found at

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