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We’d love to see your dinosaur adventure!
Share your photos on social media and tag
@RochdaleCouncil and @TouchstonesRochdale
using the hashtag #dippyontour

When you’ve enjoyed your Dippy experience of Meeting Dippy and visiting the Dippy Exhibition, there’s also a range of roarsome events and activities taking place throughout the borough.

Click here for full details (external link).


See you in July at @Nrw_Cathedral, humans! Who's excited? πŸ₯³ πŸŽ‰
DippyOnTour photo
Norwich Cathedral @Nrw_Cathedral
Exciting news for dinosaur fans... πŸ¦•πŸ¦•πŸ¦•

Add 13 July to 30 October 2021 to your diaries as these are the new dates for @DippyOnTour at @Nrw_Cathedral!

We absolutely cannot wait to welcome our prehistoric guest from @NHM_London!

More details here:

Know your magpie from your robin? Use our #Naturenauts game to identify birds in the wild by matching their songs to the way they look. Why not use it to take part in this year's #BigGardenBirdWatch, 29-31 Jan?
DippyOnTour photo

Hintze Hall's previous resident has also appeared in an unbelievable amount of #MuseumSelfie pics - it can be a quite a challenge to fit @DippyOnTour in the frame! πŸ¦•

Have you joined the #NHMHomeworkClub? This week's theme is dinosaurs and today my friend Connor is inspecting a particularly fascinating specimen πŸ˜‰ Can you answer the team's questions?
NHM Learning @NHM_Learn
For #NHMHomeworkClub today we are using scientific skills to study a specimen! Check out this link to a 3D scan of @DippyOnTour's skull. Look closely at the features. Try to answer: what do the teeth tell us about Dippy? Where are the eyes and nostrils? ▢️

Discover the history of our most famous dinosaur, Dippy the Diplodocus πŸ¦•

When the Dippy was unveiled in 1905, the dinosaur became a star, and has since featured in newspaper cartoons, news reports and even played starring roles in film and TV.

Last year was tough, but @DippyOnTour brought smiles. πŸ¦•πŸ₯°You can look back on the dinosaur's visit to Rochdale in a @channel5_tv special tonight. 'Natural History Museum: World of Wonder' airs at 8pm. @NHM_London @JEMsoc @Touchstones #NaturalHistoryMuseum *pic taken pre covid DippyOnTour photo