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  1. About Dippy
    Find out about one of the world's most famous museum pieces and our exhibitions in Rochdale, the host venue for the north west of England. Image: the Diplodocus exhibit at the Carnegie Museum, Pennsylvania
  2. Visit Dippy
    When and where to see Dippy as well as the latest news and announcements.
  3. Getting here
    Everything you need to know about travelling to Rochdale.
  4. Visitor facilities
    Where to eat, the Dippy shop, Wi-Fi, toilets and other information about our venues.
  5. Accessibility
    We have done our best to ensure everyone can visit our Dippy exhibitions. Find out more about our buildings and what's available for you.
  6. Donate
    Help us inspire the next generation of scientists by donating to the Dippy legacy project.
  7. School FAQs
    Details of how schools can book, what they need to know and more.
  8. Group FAQs
    Details of how groups can book, what they need to know and more. Image: the Diplodocus exhibit with children at the Natural History Museum, London.
  9. Frequently asked questions for visitors
    Answers to lots of questions about Dippy the dinosaur and our exhibitions.

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  1. Add The Dippy Experience - FEATURED EVENT to your Itinerary

    Address

    Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, OL16 1XU

    Rochdale

    Visitors to Rochdale, Dippy's only North West stop, can enjoy 2 dinosaur adventures as part of their visit and they're both free. Image: the Diplodocus exhibit with children at the Natural History Museum, London.

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2020to28 June 2020Various Opening Times
    From:
    10 Feb 2020to28 June 2020Various Opening Times
  2. Add Kids' dinosaur quiz at Alkrington Library to your Itinerary

    Address

    Alkrington Library, Kirkway, Middleton, M24 1LW

    Telephone

    0161 643 7799

    Middleton

    Do you know all there is to know about dinosaurs? Come along and join in with our dinosaur knowledge quiz at Alkrington Library.

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2020Open 14:00 - 15:00
  3. Add Mummy dinosaur craft to your Itinerary

    Address

    Smallbridge Library, Stevenson Square, Rochdale, OL12 9SA

    Rochdale

    A special Mother’s Day card craft afternoon, with an interactive dinosaur theme. This will be a fun event, with the chance for kids to create a very special Mother’s Day card.

    Dates

    From:
    19 Mar 2020Open 15:15 - 16:00
  4. Add Ranger Rob at Number One Riverside to your Itinerary

    Address

    Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU

    Rochdale

    Ranger Rob will be coming to Number One Riverside on Easter Monday to present 10-15 different reptiles, amphibians and creepy crawlies. All of the animals are interactive and this is a great event for children and families to be involved in.

    Entry…

    Dates

    From:
    13 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 15:00
  5. Address

    Various Rochdale Borough Libraries

    A creative, dinosaur inspired workshop where children will be able to write, and then perform, their very own dinosaur lyrics with expert guidance.

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2020Open 11:00 - 12:00
    From:
    25 May 2020Open 14:00 - 15:00
    From:
    28 May 2020Open 11:00 - 12:00
    From:
    28 May 2020Open 14:00 - 15:00
  6. Add The Ugly Animal Preservation Society to your Itinerary

    Address

    Touchstones Rochdale, The Esplanade, Rochdale, OL16 1AQ

    Telephone

    0161 924492

    Rochdale

    This FREE event is a fun and engaging celebration of the incredible biology of the animal kingdom’s most monstrous creatures.

    Dates

    From:
    24 Feb 2020Open 11:00 - 15:00
  7. Add Dinky Dino Yoginis to your Itinerary

    Address

    Heywood Civic Centre, LCpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood, OL10 1LW

    Telephone

    0300 303 8633

    Heywood

    A fun yoga session based on all of your favourite dinosaurs.

    Dates

    From:
    27 Feb 2020Open 13:00 - 14:30
  8. Add Giant dinosaur Lego competition to your Itinerary

    Address

    Alkrington Library, Kirkway, Middleton, M24 1LW

    Telephone

    0161 643 7799

    Middleton

    Come and join in the fun at Alkrington Library for our one-off dinosaur spectacular to celebrate Dippy’s arrival in Rochdale.

    Dates

    From:
    16 Mar 2020Open 18:00 - 19:00
    From:
    1 May 2020Open 16:00 - 17:00
  9. Add Quiet time with Dippy to your Itinerary

    Address

    Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU

    Rochdale

    Quiet time with Dippy. Suitable for children and adults with sensory needs.

    Dates

    From:
    27 Feb 2020Open 17:30 - 19:30
    From:
    19 Mar 2020Open 17:30 - 19:30
    From:
    23 Apr 2020Open 17:30 - 19:30
    From:
    14 May 2020Open 17:30 - 19:30
    From:
    28 May 2020Open 17:30 - 19:30
    From:
    18 June 2020Open 17:30 - 19:30
  10. Add Bookstart Bear Club with Irene Peachey to your Itinerary

    Address

    Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU

    Rochdale

    FREE Bookstart Bear sessions for under 5s and their grown-ups with a dinosaur twist.

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2020to18 Feb 2020Various Opening Times
    From:
    3 Mar 2020to30 June 2020Various Opening Times
  11. Add Dinosaur storytime to your Itinerary

    Address

    Heywood Library, L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood, OL10 1LL

    Heywood

    Come and join the fun in this special storytime event about dinosaurs. It'll be fun, engaging and interactive.

    Dates

    From:
    4 Apr 2020Open 12:00 - 13:00
  12. Add Draw a dinosaur family event to your Itinerary

    Address

    Heywood Library, L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood, OL10 1LL

    Heywood

    Artistic or not, come and join us as we build a home for our dinosaur friends - you could win a prize.

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2020to28 June 2020Various Opening Times
  13. Add Dinosaur hunt and exhibition to your Itinerary

    Address

    Heywood Library, L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood, OL10 1LL

    Heywood

    Throughout Dippy’s visit to Rochdale, there will be special free drop-in activities at Heywood Library. They're suitable for children aged 4-10 - why not pop along and join in the fun.

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2020to4 Apr 2020Various Opening Times
  14. Add Dino Craft and Play to your Itinerary

    Address

    Smallbridge Library, Stevenson Square, Rochdale, OL12 9SA

    Rochdale

    Enjoy some wonderful dinosaur stories, make some special dinosaur-related crafts and have a sing song at this fun interactive event.

    Dates

    From:
    22 Feb 2020Open 10:00 - 11:30
  15. Add Adam and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs to your Itinerary

    Address

    Littleborough Library, Hare Hill Park, Littleborough, OL15 9HE

    Littleborough

    An interactive adaptation of the popular children’s story ‘Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs’.

    Dates

    From:
    16 Mar 2020Open 16:00 - 17:00
  16. Add 3D paper dinosaur craft session to your Itinerary

    Address

    Middleton Library, Long Street, Middleton, M24 6DU

    Middleton

    Build your own 3D dinosaur out of paper. This is a craft session for children aged 6+ and their parents or carers.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Apr 2020Open 14:00 - 16:00
  17. Add Dinosaur short story competition to your Itinerary

    Address

    Middleton Library, Long Street, Middleton, M24 6DU

    Middleton

    Dates

    From:
    8 June 2020to27 June 2020Various Opening Times
  18. Add June storytime with Sue at Middleton Library to your Itinerary

    Address

    Middleton Library, Long Street, Middleton, M24 6DU

    Middleton

    A dinosaur themed story time with Sue for children aged 5+ and their carers.

    Dates

    From:
    6 June 2020
  19. Add Junk and Lego dinosaur model competition to your Itinerary

    Address

    Middleton Library, Long Street, Middleton, M24 6DU

    Middleton

    Junk Model and Lego competition for children aged 4-11. The winners in 2 age groups will win a dinosaur themed prize.

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2020to6 June 2020Various Opening Times
  20. Add Dinosaur poem competition to your Itinerary

    Address

    Middleton Library, Long Street, Middleton, M24 6DU

    Middleton

    Poetry competition for children aged 4-11. The winners in 2 age groups will win a dinosaur themed prize.

    Dates

    From:
    1 Apr 2020to18 Apr 2020Various Opening Times

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11 Feb 2020   18:05:39
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28 Jan 2020   17:28:23