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  1. It's FREE entry to see the Natural History Museum's iconic dinosaur

  2. 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
  3. No booking required, just turn up. (We recommend schools and large groups book in advance to guarantee a place.)

  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. Getting here
    Everything you need to know about travelling to Rochdale.
  7. Group bookings
    If you're planning to visit our Dippy exhibitions as part of a group, there are a few things that you need to know.
  8. School bookings
    Essential information for schools and teachers planning a visit to see Dippy.
  9. About the area
    The borough of Rochdale is made up of 4 townships areas - Rochdale, Middleton, Heywood and the Pennine villages.

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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 can look forward to a unique day out, with 2 dino experiences to enjoy, both of which are FREE of charge.

    Dates

    From:
    1 June 2020to31 Dec 2020Various Opening Times
    From:
    1 June 2020to31 Dec 2020Various Opening Times
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    Make your own barometer, rain gauge and more.

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    From:
    19 June 2020to31 Dec 2020
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    Make dinosaur bones from salt dough.

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    From:
    19 June 2020to31 Dec 2020
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    Find out more about dinosaur nests and eggs.

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    From:
    19 June 2020to31 Dec 2020
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    Attract birds to your garden by making a bird cake.

    Dates

    From:
    19 June 2020to31 Dec 2020
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    Make dinosaur eggs you can hatch to reveal the dinosaurs inside.

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    From:
    19 June 2020to31 Dec 2020
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    Make your own Bee B&B for bees to live in.

    Dates

    From:
    19 June 2020to31 Dec 2020
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    Make dino poop at home that will help to spread wildflowers to encourage pollinators to visit your garden.

    Dates

    From:
    19 June 2020to31 Dec 2020
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    Make your own mini-hovercraft and have races with your family.

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    From:
    19 June 2020to31 Dec 2020
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    Make your own pollinator baby mobile inspired by butterflies.

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    From:
    19 June 2020to31 Dec 2020
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    Learn fun facts and identify slugs and snails.

    Dates

    From:
    19 June 2020to31 Dec 2020
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    Find out how to make your own slime.

    Dates

    From:
    19 June 2020to31 Dec 2020
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    A short dinosaur-themed film for children under 5.

    Dates

    From:
    29 June 2020to31 Dec 2020

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Diplodocus carnegii

I’m being very well looked after in Rochdale and reflecting on the wonderful times I’ve had on my tour so far. Thes… https://t.co/Lbuo8Q7I2E
6 Jun 2020   10:00:00
If you like to get crafty, you can have a little piece of me in your home. The arty team have created a paper model… https://t.co/B6zQKtXkO8
31 May 2020   09:00:00
Did you know that birds have a lot in common with dinosaurs like me? They’re descended from the same group of dinos… https://t.co/E3yAzfenvs
29 May 2020   12:00:01
I’ve got lots of time to reflect at the moment, so I’ve been reminiscing about my UK tour. In Dorset, I found out a… https://t.co/yfwzENZxQj
27 May 2020   09:00:00