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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 Board game afternoon to your Itinerary

    Address

    Middleton Library, Long Street, Middleton, M24 6DU

    Middleton

    An afternoon of board games for children aged 4+ and their parents/carers.

    Dates

    From:
    9 Apr 2020Open 14:00 - 16:00
  2. Add Dinosaur egg hunt to your Itinerary

    Address

    Middleton Library, Long Street, Middleton, M24 6DU

    Middleton

    There are hidden dinosaur eggs around the library. Can you find them all?

    Dates

    From:
    5 Apr 2020to18 Apr 2020Various Opening Times
  3. Add Colour or design a dinosaur competition to your Itinerary

    Address

    Middleton Library, Long Street, Middleton, M24 6DU

    Middleton

    Colouring competition to colour or design a dinosaur, for children aged 4-11. The winners will each win a dinosaur-themed prize.

    Dates

    From:
    2 Mar 2020to28 Mar 2020
  4. Add March 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 parents/carers.

    Dates

    From:
    28 Mar 2020Open 11:00 - 12:00
  5. Add Dino pottery session to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Littleborough

    Make a clay dinosaur to take home with Hi Ceramic’s Ken and Hilary.

    Dates

    From:
    28 Feb 2020Open 14:00 - 16:00
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    Rochdale Borough Libraries

    Hands-on fun with fossils, ferns and dinosaur footprints.

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    27 Feb 2020Open 11:00 - 12:00
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    27 Feb 2020Open 14:00 - 15:00
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    6 Apr 2020Open 14:00 - 15:00
  7. Add Dinosaur crafts for kids to your Itinerary

    Address

    Alkrington Library, Kirkway, Middleton, M24 1LW

    Middleton

    Join us for some extra special Dinosaur themed Crafts for Kids sessions at Alkrington Library to celebrate Dippy’s time in Rochdale.

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    28 Feb 2020Open 15:00 - 17:00
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    20 Mar 2020Open 15:00 - 17:00
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    9 Apr 2020Open 15:00 - 17:00
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    29 May 2020Open 15:00 - 17:00
  8. Add Dinosaur stories and songs to your Itinerary

    Address

    Alkrington Library, Kirkway, Middleton, M24 1LW

    Telephone

    0161 643 7799

    Middleton

    Come along and join our volunteer storyteller, Adam, for extra special dinosaur themed stories, songs and craft sessions to celebrate Dippy coming to Rochdale.

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    21 Mar 2020Open 11:00 - 12:00
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    18 Apr 2020Open 11:00 - 12:00
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    16 May 2020Open 11:00 - 12:00
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    20 June 2020Open 11:00 - 12:00
  9. Add Dinosaur play session at Junction Library to your Itinerary

    Address

    Junction Library, Jumbo Centre, Grimshaw Lane, Middleton, M24 2BW

    Grimshaw Lane, Middleton

    A dinosaur themed session for children, including Lego, board games, puzzles and crafts.

    Dates

    From:
    19 Mar 2020Open 16:00 - 17:00
  10. Add Jungle Jamboree to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    0300 3030 8633

    Heywood

    Fun dance moves inspired by animals from all over the world.

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2020Open 13:00 - 14:30
  11. Add Mini Monkey Yoginis to your Itinerary

    Address

    Heywood Civic Centre, L/Cpl Stephen Shaw MC Way, Heywood, OL10 1LW

    Heywood

    Bend, stretch and balance in this fun yoga session based on all of your favourite animals of the world.

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2020Open 13:00 - 14:30
  12. Add Green travel day to your Itinerary

    Address

    Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre, Lake Side, Littleborough, OL15 0DQ

    Telephone

    01706 370499

    Littleborough

    A day packed with different activities learning about energy required for different modes of travel across the lake.

    Dates

    From:
    27 May 2020Open 10:00 - 15:00
  13. Add Pond dipping and dancing damselfies to your Itinerary

    Address

    Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre, Lake Bank, Littleborough, OL15 0DQ

    Littleborough

    Join NatureEd for some hands-on wildlife fun. We’ll also be making dancing damselflies to take home.

    Dates

    From:
    29 May 2020Various Opening Times
  14. Add What a load of rubbish to your Itinerary

    Address

    Littleborough Sports Centre, Calderbrook Road, Littleborough, OL15 0DQ

    Telephone

    01706 927560

    Littleborough

    Learn how to turn your everyday rubbish into everyday treasures.

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2020to29 May 2020Various Opening Times
  15. Add Active coding workshops to your Itinerary

    Address

    Littleborough Sports Centre, Calderbrook Road, Littleborough, OL15 0DQ

    Littleborough

    Come and join this active and interactive session and learn about coding whilst designing your own games, movements and other fun activities.

    Dates

    From:
    7 Apr 2020Open 12:00 - 15:00
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    14 Apr 2020Open 12:00 - 15:00
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    17 Apr 2020Open 12:00 - 15:00
  16. Add Dino Dash to your Itinerary

    Address

    Rochdale Leisure Centre, Entwisle Road, Rochdale, OL16 2HZ

    Rochdale

    Learn all about dinosaurs, fossils and food in an active session full of games.

    Dates

    From:
    26 Feb 2020to28 Feb 2020Various Opening Times
  17. Add Loose Parts Play Session to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Rochdale

    Come and join us to play with a range of materials that will inspire your little one’s creativity and imagination.

    Dates

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    4 Mar 2020Various Opening Times
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    11 Mar 2020Various Opening Times
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    18 Mar 2020Various Opening Times
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    25 Mar 2020Various Opening Times
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    22 Apr 2020Various Opening Times
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    29 Apr 2020Various Opening Times
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    6 May 2020Various Opening Times
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    13 May 2020Various Opening Times
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    20 May 2020Various Opening Times
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    27 May 2020Various Opening Times
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    3 June 2020Various Opening Times
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    17 June 2020Various Opening Times
  18. Address

    Rochdale Borough Libraries

    A voyage of discovery into how animal senses have adapted and how animal characteristics have evolved.

    Dates

    From:
    28 Feb 2020Open 15:00 - 16:00
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    Rochdale Borough Libraries

    A dinosaur and fossil workshop with the chance to get 'hands on' with real fossils.

    Dates

    From:
    14 Mar 2020Open 09:15 - 11:45
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    14 Mar 2020Open 13:00 - 15:30
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    21 Mar 2020Open 09:15 - 11:45
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    21 Mar 2020Open 13:00 - 15:30
  20. Add Build a boat and learn to sail to your Itinerary

    Address

    Hollingworth Lake Water Activity Centre, Lake Bank, Littleborough, OL15 0DQ

    Telephone

    01706 370499

    Littleborough

    Design and make a boat from clean waste and see if it floats.

    Dates

    From:
    8 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 15:00
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    15 Apr 2020Open 10:00 - 15:00

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