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Farewell Dippy the dinosaur - London museum installs whale skeleton

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Reuters Environment Blog

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Natural History Museum has installed a four-and-a-half-tonne blue whale skeleton to tower over the heads of visitors, replacing the remains of a much-loved diplodocus known as Dippy.

'Hope' the whale replaces 'Dippy' as London Natural History Museum's skeleton star

Arts : Artdaily

"Hope" the blue whale took over as the centrepiece of the revamped atrium of London's Natural History Museum on Thursday despite a spirited campaign to keep its much-loved predecessor, "Dippy" the dinosaur. The towering replica dipl...

Dippy the Dinosaur Arrives at the Dorset County Museum – First on Nationwide Tour

Local Interest / England : Anglotopia

For years Dippy the Diplodocus graced the Victorian entry hall of the Natural History Museum in London. He was evicted last year in exchange for a massive blue whale fossil, now hanging from the ceiling. The plan was to send Dippy o...

London museum says goodbye to 'Dippy' the dinosaur

Arts : Artdaily

The towering replica skeleton of "Dippy" the dinosaur, a star attraction at London's Natural History Museum for more than 100 years, made its final appearance on Wednesday before being dismantled. The 292-bone plastercast of a fossi...

Outcry in UK as Natural History Museum's Dippy goes the way of the dinosaurs

Arts : Artdaily

Plans to move "Dippy" the dinosaur from his home in London's Natural History Museum made national news on Thursday, triggering an outcry from fans, an online petition and even a fake Twitter account. Longer than two London buses, th...


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