Dippy The Dinosaur Goes On Tour!

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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