Dippy The Dinosaur Goes On Tour!

Thousands of school children are expected to visit The Natural History Museum's famous Dippy The Dinosaur, which is exhibiting in Rochdale from today (10th February).

The Natural History Museum's​ famous dinosaur, Dippy the Dinosaur is leaving the museum for the first time to go a on a tour of the UK, and Rochdale has been selected as 1 of just 8 venues which will host him during the tour.

The iconic exhibit started his tour of the UK in 2018 and will take pride of place in the award-winning Number One Riverside​​​​​​, Smith Street, Rochdale​ from February 2020 to June 2020.​Dippy the dinosaur

The main aim of the tour is to inspire the next generation of scientists by giving them access to fantastic, nationally-important exhibits like Dippy.

More than 20 events and activities will be on offer throughout Dippy’s stay. Highlights include a dino lego build, which will see LEGO artist Warren Elsmore come to Number One Riverside to build a giant Diplodocus out of lego bricks, with the help of children and families.


Number One Riverside​​​​​, Smith Street, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1XU 


10 Feb 2020 - 28 June 2020
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday - Sunday  09:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday  10:00 - 16:00