Dippy On Tour | Newcastle Great North Museum Tickets


The Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus skeleton cast Dippy will take up residence in Newcastle's Great North Museum from 18 May - 6 October 2019 as part of a nationwide tour.

Dippy On Tour | Newcastle Great North Museum Tickets


Dippy is FREE to visit but as it's expected to be busy, you will need to reserve a free ticket (more details below). We managed to visit Dippy in London in 2014 and it really is a sight to behold and I highly recommend you take your children/grandchildren along to the Great North Museum to take it all in. The dinosaur cast really gives you a proper feel as to just how imposing dinosaurs really were. Seeing is believing.

How to secure your free tickets 

Free tickets will be available to the public via www.GreatNorthMuseum.org.uk. There will be a limited number of walk-in tickets available each day but booking a free slot online ahead of time is highly recommended, especially during opening weekend and May Half Term when it's likely to be very busy.

Relaxed sessions will be available every Sunday at 11:15am and on the first Wednesday of every month at 4:15pm. These sessions will be quieter and with reduced capacity.

Dippy in Newcastle -  Exhibition Review

Dippy On Tour | Newcastle Great North Museum Tickets

I absolutely loved the exhibition and it wasn't expecting at all. The dinosaur takes up a lot of the room (find the exhibition on the first floor) and is very imposing. The back wall has been cleverly used with projections to discuss and provoke conversations around climate change, evolution, our planet, the environment and how we can do more to stop some of the animals we know and love today becoming extinct like Dippy. 

Dippy On Tour | Newcastle Great North Museum Tickets

Dippy On Tour | Newcastle Great North Museum Tickets

If you've seen Dippy before, it's well worth seeing again as the exhibition has lots of local links including info around pollution around the Tyne Bridge which is very topical at the moment. I think all ages will love Dippy. Toddlers will love seeing a dinosaur on this scale, school-aged children will find the accompanying information relevant and thought-provoking (plus I am pretty sure it links to the curriculum as my kids are always talking to me about the environment) and it's brilliant for grown-ups to see too. I think you'd only need 5-10 minutes to visit the exhibition with very little children and a little longer for older children who can read all of the info too. There are no hands-on parts of the exhibition but there's plenty to do in the rest of the museum. I love how the museum has used something as old as a Diplodocus to highlight current issues. The whole exhibition has a very fresh feel to  it.  

Dippy On Tour | Newcastle Great North Museum Tickets

Dippy On Tour | Newcastle Great North Museum Tickets

Dippy On Tour | Newcastle Great North Museum Tickets

Dippy On Tour | Newcastle Great North Museum Tickets

Dippy On Tour | Newcastle Great North Museum Tickets


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Let me know if you'll be booking your free tickets! I can't wait to see Dippy in Newcastle. 


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  1. Great pic of Dippy in Birmingham Gas Hall.Will be coming to see you in Newcastle to see if can i get get some more pics of you.
    Iain

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