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Top 10 reasons to see Dippy on Tour at Norwich Cathedral

A dinosaur… in a Cathedral? Yes, it’s true! Until October 30, 2021, Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic dinosaur, has been travelling the country inspiring people about the natural world and the famous Diplodocus cast is in the final place on his tour – Norwich Cathedral.

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure has been brought to the East of England by the Natural History Museum and is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this incredible creature in the nave of the majestic Norman Norwich Cathedral.

PS It’s free to visit Dippy in Norwich Cathedral.

Here’s our top 10 Dippy exhibition highlights…

1 Time Tunnel

Norwich School and other local schools have created a time tunnel so you can see how the lifetime of man pales into significance when it comes to the dinosaurs, who roamed the Earth an incredible 150 million years ago. To put that into context, Norwich Cathedral is 900 years old.

2 Fossils

A special exhibition by Norfolk Museums Service tell you what fossils can teach us about the world millions of years ago.

3 Wave Sculpture

Dippy the Dinosaur, Norwich Cathedral: Wave sculpture

Artist Mark Reed’s sculpture Your Waves Go Over Me takes you through a shoal of flying fish – and asks you to think about the environmental damage man is doing to our seas.

4 Cathedral Display

Learn more about Dippy’s home until October, an amazing building that dates back to 1096.

5 Dippy

Dippy the Dinosaur, Norwich Cathedral

The reason you’re here, so don’t forget to take a selfie!

6 Spotlight on Dippy on Tour themes

Rebecca Osbourne’s illustrations explore climate change and food sustainability.

7 Reflection Zone

Pause to think about the world today and how you can help protect it for tomorrow. Why not make a pledge?

8 Green Hearts

Green Hearts created by Norfolk Women’s Institute members ask us to show our love for our planet and help combat climate change.

9 Peace Globe

Take a moment to light a candle and reflect on our world and how we want it to be tomorrow.

10 Dino Stores

Of course, you’ll want a souvenir to take away to remember your special visit!

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