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  1. Frequently asked questions for visitors
    Answers to lots of questions about Dippy the dinosaur and our exhibitions.
  2. School FAQs
    Details of how schools can book, what they need to know and more.
  3. 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.
  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. Contact us
    How to get in touch with us. Image: The skull of the Diplodocus housed at the Natural History Museum, London.
  7. About the area
    The borough of Rochdale is made up of 4 townships areas - Rochdale, Middleton, Heywood and the Pennine villages.
  8. Places to stay
    Hotels, B&Bs, caravan and camping and self-catering options.
  9. Getting here
    Everything you need to know about travelling to Rochdale.

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  1. Add Prehistoric bog garden at Truffet Park to your Itinerary

    Address

    Truffet Park, Bowness Road, Langley, Middleton, M24 4WT

    Langley, Middleton

    Step back in time with our prehistoric bog gardens.

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2020to28 June 2020
  2. Add Prehistoric bog garden at Queen's Park to your Itinerary

    Address

    Queen's Park, 158 Queen's Park Road, Heywood, OL10 4UY

    Heywood

    Step back in time with our prehistoric bog garden.

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2020to28 June 2020
  3. Add Prehistoric garden to your Itinerary

    Address

    Rochdale Town Hall Square, The Esplanade, Rochdale, OL16 1AB

    Rochdale

    To celebrate Dippy’s visit to Rochdale in 2020, we’ve created a garden that showcases some of the plants that were around when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2020to28 June 2020
  4. 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:
    1 May 2020to30 June 2020
  5. Add Loose Parts Play Session to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Rochdale

    In light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy events. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

    Dates

    From:
    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
  6. Add June storytime with Sue at Middleton Library to your Itinerary

    Address

    Middleton Library, Long Street, Middleton, M24 6DU

    Middleton

    In light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy events. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

    Dates

    From:
    6 June 2020
  7. Add Dinosaur short story competition to your Itinerary

    Address

    Middleton Library, Long Street, Middleton, M24 6DU

    Middleton

    In light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy events. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

    Dates

    From:
    8 June 2020to27 June 2020Various Opening Times
  8. Add What a load of rubbish to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01706 927560

    Littleborough

    In light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy events. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2020to29 May 2020Various Opening Times
  9. 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
  10. Add Green travel day to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    01706 370499

    Littleborough

    In light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy events. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

    Dates

    From:
    27 May 2020Open 10:00 - 15:00
  11. Add Mini Monkey Yoginis to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Heywood

    In light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy events. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2020Open 13:00 - 14:30
  12. Add Jungle Jamboree to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Telephone

    0300 3030 8633

    Heywood

    n light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy events. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

    Dates

    From:
    26 May 2020Open 13:00 - 14:30
  13. Add Dinosaur stories and songs to your Itinerary

    Address

    Alkrington Library, Kirkway, Middleton, M24 1LW

    Telephone

    0161 643 7799

    Middleton

    In light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy events. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

    Dates

    From:
    16 May 2020Open 11:00 - 12:00
    From:
    20 June 2020Open 11:00 - 12:00
  14. Add Dinosaur crafts for kids to your Itinerary

    Address

    Alkrington Library, Kirkway, Middleton, M24 1LW

    Middleton

    In light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy events. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

    Dates

    From:
    29 May 2020Open 15:00 - 17:00
  15. Add Junk and Lego dinosaur model competition to your Itinerary

    Address

    Middleton Library, Long Street, Middleton, M24 6DU

    Middleton

    In light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy events. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

    Dates

    From:
    4 May 2020to6 June 2020Various Opening Times
  16. Add Draw a dinosaur family event to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Heywood

    In light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy events. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2020to28 June 2020Various Opening Times
  17. Add Quiet time with Dippy to your Itinerary

    Address

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

    Rochdale

    In light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy events. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

    Dates

    From:
    14 May 2020Open 17:30 - 19:30
    From:
    28 May 2020Open 17:30 - 19:30
    From:
    18 June 2020Open 17:30 - 19:30
  18. Add Giant dinosaur Lego competition to your Itinerary

    Address

    Alkrington Library, Kirkway, Middleton, M24 1LW

    Telephone

    0161 643 7799

    Middleton

    In light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy events. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

    Dates

    From:
    1 May 2020Open 16:00 - 17:00
  19. Add Kids' dinosaur quiz at Alkrington Library to your Itinerary

    Address

    Alkrington Library, Kirkway, Middleton, M24 1LW

    Telephone

    0161 643 7799

    Middleton

    In light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy events. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

    Dates

    From:
    28 May 2020Open 14:00 - 15:00
  20. Address

    Various Rochdale Borough Libraries

    In light of the current situation, we’ve taken the difficult decision to suspend Dippy events. We will continue to keep this decision under review and keep the website updated.

    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

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