Dinosaur fans should visit Wales if they want to have a look at the world-famous Dippy, the Diplodocus.
The 21-metre long skeleton cast was unveiled at National Museum Cardiff last week, marking the sixth stop on his national tour.
The Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure has caught the interest of so many people, more than 1.4 million museum attendees have already been to see the 292-boned structure on its journey.
Director of the Natural History Museum London Sir Michael Dixon stated: “Dippy’s mission is to inspire the next generation of scientists and citizens to explore, discover and protect the world around them.”
Visitors to National Museum Cardiff will be able to see Dippy until January 26th 2020, which could see a huge increase in the number of attendees heading to the site over the Christmas period.
Director general for Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales David Anderson said: “We’re thrilled to be the only venue in Wales to be hosting the iconic dinosaur and we hope that after seeing Dippy, visitors are inspired to explore, discover and protect the nature on their doorstep.”
Dippy has been on tour since February 10th 2018, and has already been displayed at Dorset County Museum, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Ulster Museum, Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum.
It has come to Wales following a stop at The Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle Upon Tyne, which saw a 51 per cent rise in visitor numbers during its stay. So popular is the dinosaur cast that 144,876 people came to the museum to see it before carrying on its tour of the UK.
After its stay in Cardiff, it will go on to Number One Riverside in Rochdale until June 28th, before finishing in Norwich Cathedral between July 11th and October 31st.
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