Diplodocus Tour, Dippy the Dinosaur – Nearest to Cornwall

Diplodocus Tour Dippy Tour 2018-2020 Newquay Cornwall

Dippy the Dinosaur will be on a UK Tour from 2018-2020, so where are the nearest locations to Cornwall?  Dippy will not be visiting Cornwall, you will need to travel to see the Dippy Tour.

There are eight locations across the UK where you’ll be able to see Dippy and these are the nearest two places.

The nearest locations to Newquay and Cornwall will be either:

  • Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XA
    10 February 2018 to 8 May 2018.
    Dorset County Museum websiteDippy on Tour
    140 miles from Newquay, Cornwall
  • National Assembly for Wales, The Senedd, Cardiff, CF99 1NA
    October 2019 to January 2020
    National Assembly website: National Assembly Dippy Tour
    200 miles from Newquay, Cornwall

The Story of Dippy

Dippy was a skeleton discovered in the United States in 1898, called Dippy as a shortened version of his full name of Diplodocus.  A plastercast was made of the original skeleton and presented to the Natural History Museum by Andrew Carnegie in May 1905.

What you see is not a real dinosaur, but a plastercast made from the original bones.

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