Dippy at Norwich Cathedral in Pictures

Dippy at Norwich Cathedral in Pictures

It’s official. The Natural History Museum’s popular Diplodocus cast, Dippy, has arrived in Norwich. The much anticipated arrival is now safely housed in Norwich Cathedral and is open to visitors! It’s safe to say that we are pretty excited.

Dippy will be on show at Norwich Cathedral from now until the 30th October, so never fear – there’s plenty of time to schedule a visit. (Or to keep going back!) Entry is free, and you don’t have to pre-book either. Please check the website before visiting, as there are some days when the exhibition will be closed.

Interested to see how Dippy was put together? We’ve got you covered.

Building Dippy the dinosaur at Norwich Cathedral. Noemi Moran. Photograph: Norwich Cathedral/Bill Smith.

It will come as no surprise that Dippy is quite big! So it had to be delivered in sections and built inside the Cathedral.

Building Dippy the dinosaur at Norwich Cathedral. Photograph: Norwich Cathedral/Bill Smith

Here, Noemi Moran from the Natural History Museum examines the casting as it is erected.

Building Dippy the dinosaur at Norwich Cathedral. Photograph: Norwich Cathedral/Bill Smith

The Cathedral really does provide a stunning backdrop to our prehistoric visitor.

Chorister Ralph Lambert-John, nine, places the toe bone on Dippy. Photograph: Norwich Cathedral/Bill Smith.

If you’re looking for something to do as a family that the kids will love, Dippy surely needs to be top of your list!

Dippy the dinosaur press launch at Norwich Cathedral. Andy Wahl attached the skull. Photograph: Norwich Cathedral/Bill Smith.

One of the final touches is made with the skull of Dippy attached!

Dippy the dinosaur from the Natural History Museum in the nave of Norwich Cathedral. Photograph: Norwich Cathedral/Bill Smith.

And here is Dippy in all its glory inside Norwich Cathedral! What a stunning display.

Dippy the dinosaur from the Natural History Museum in the nave of Norwich Cathedral. Photograph: Norwich Cathedral/Bill Smith.

Dippy is a huge 26 metres long, which is no surprise looking at how far his tail stretches back!

Cathedral choristers singing around Dippy at the launch. Photograph: Norwich Cathedral/Bill Smith.

Did you know there will also be a whole range of Dippy themed events you can enjoy? From film nights, Dino Tales for the kids, and talks on science, climate change and faith. Read more about them here.

And to celebrate Dippy’s arrival there are lots of dino-themed events happening. With dinosaur dining as part of Norwich City Food Trail, the GoGoDiscover T.rex Trail, Brick Dinos at The Forum and more! See all the dino-themed fun taking place in Norwich on our Dinosaurs page.