The country’s favourite dinosaur is heading to Norwich Cathedral this Summer.
Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus cast, will be in residence at Norwich Cathedral’s Nave in July, and the Dippy on Tour exhibition will run from Tuesday 13 July 2021 until Saturday 30 October 2021.
Norwich Cathedral is the eighth and last stop for the exhibition that aims to inspire people of all ages to engage more with nature and explore the natural world on their doorsteps.
Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure is being brought to Norwich Cathedral and visitors across the UK by the Natural History Museum.
Dippy had been due to go on display in Norwich Cathedral in Summer 2020 but his visit was rescheduled to January to March 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic before being postponed to Summer 2021.
With the continued uncertainty with regard to Covid-19, Norwich Cathedral and the Natural History Museum are working together to ensure that visitors will be able to enjoy the exhibition safely when it opens in July.
The Dean of Norwich, the Very Revd Jane Hedges, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce the new summer 2021 dates for Dippy on Tour at Norwich Cathedral.
“The past year has been an extremely challenging time for everyone, and we hope the new dates for Dippy’s visit will provide people of all ages with something exciting to look forward to in the year ahead.
“We are incredibly honoured to be the final stop on Dippy’s national tour and also the only Cathedral, and our team is working closely with the Natural History Museum to ensure that we really make the most of this amazing opportunity for Norwich, Norfolk and the wider region.”
For Dippy’s summer 2021 visit, safety continues to be the number one priority.
The Dean of Norwich said: “Health and safety remains the single most important factor in everything we do at Norwich Cathedral and immense care is being taken by the whole Cathedral team to keep everyone as safe as possible.
“As with all organisations, we are keeping abreast of all the latest guidance and developments with regard to the Coronavirus pandemic to ensure that the Cathedral continues to be Covid-secure.
For more details about Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure, visit nhm.ac.uk/dippyontour