Dippy's skull and neck on a green background that features a silhouette of the Museum.

Dippy Returns: The nation's favourite dinosaur

  • From 27 May until December

  • Waterhouse Gallery, South Kensington, London

Dippy, the nation's favourite dinosaur, is back for a short visit.

Dippy was the first Diplodocus (DIP-low-DOCK-us) to go on display anywhere in the world when it was gifted to the Museum in 1905. Dippy quickly became a star, capturing hearts and imaginations.

Through a tour around the UK, which involved travelling through different environments in all seasons, Dippy inspired millions of people to reconsider their relationship with nature.

At a time when the UK's biodiversity is in decline, Dippy witnessed the changing state of the nation's wildlife and reminded us of the joy of our local landscape and our need to protect it.

Now you can see Dippy's memories of UK landscapes and hear how nature inspires different communities.


Become a Member to see Dippy during exclusive viewing hours, hear talks from our palaeontologists and for access to other special events.

Discover the many stories of this specimen, from its early stardom to more recent adventures, and find out what other dinosaurs like Dippy lived 155-145 million years ago during the Jurassic Period.