On the first day of its three-year residence at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, the famed 292-bone figure was welcomed by throngs of eager onlookers.
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Daisy-Marie Taylor, a dinosaur enthusiast from the area and Coventry Young Ambassador, was chosen to place the last toe bone when the free Dippy in Coventry: The Nation’s Favorite Dinosaur exhibition was formally launched.
With dinosaur-themed presentations and activities for the whole family to enjoy, visitors to the exhibition may discover more about Dippy, the Jurassic period, and how nature and the world we live in have changed over time.
Following a 110-year tenure at the Natural History Museum in London and a more recent eight-venue tour of the UK, where Dippy spent time in Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Dorchester, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich, and Rochdale, Dippy has now moved into a residency in the Herbert’s Covered Court in Coventry.
For each site and region, the tour apparently had a “Dippy effect,” resulting in a record-breaking two million visitors and just about £36 million in economic gain for all eight locations.
More than a million people attended the model’s most recent visit to the Natural History Museum, and it is anticipated that Coventry’s newest occupant would generate a similar level of interest.
The Herbert has extended its hours over February half-term, staying open until 6pm on February 21, 22, 24, and 25 and until 9pm on Thursday, February 23, to allow as many people as possible to watch Dippy. Complimentary tickets to see the dino-star are selling out quickly.
“It is wonderful to expose Dippy to the public in its new Coventry dwelling at the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, and we are greatly looking forward to welcoming as many visitors as possible to see this iconic dinosaur,” said Marguerite Nugent, CV Life Director of Culture.
You can get tickets for the exhibition at https://dippyincoventry.co.uk.