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The Natural History Museum’s famous Diplodocus, known as Dippy, will be at Dorset County Museum between 19th February and 10th May 2018 and we’re thrilled to be working with Jurassic Coast Trust to offer schools a unique and exciting opportunity to visit him.

Premium School Package

Our sessions will be aimed at Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.  Each session will last just under 2 hours and will include 3 fun and engaging activities which will be delivered by staff and volunteers from Jurassic Coast Trust and Dorset County Museum.

Slots available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time

  • Morning Session:  10.00 – 11.45 (max 90 pupils)
  • Afternoon Session:  12.15 – 14.00 (max. 90 pupils) 


FREE Schools Package

We’re delighted to offer schools FREE visits to see Dippy up close.  45 minutes slots are available. You’ll be able to see Dippy in the Victorian Hall and explore the museum’s temporary exhibition, all un-guided.   

  • Mondays and Fridays ONLY during term time
  • 45 minute slots (max. 60 pupils), between 10.00 and 14.00 available 
  • FREE un-guided school visits to Dippy and temporary exhibition only 


For more information, please contact:  education@dorsetcountymuseum.org