Pittsburgh isn’t the only city that loves Diplodocus carnegii. A cast of our museum’s most famous dinosaur in London also has an enthusiastic following!
Listen to a recent BBC profile, which features interviews with Carnegie Museum staff, about the tour of the United Kingdom that London’s Diplodocus, also known as Dippy, will take this year.
Gifted to King Edward VII in 1905, a 70-foot-long cast of a fossilised dinosaur skeleton discovered in America has been on display at London’s Natural History Museum for more than a century.
It’s become the country’s most recognisable museum exhibit — seen by an estimated 90 million people.
Now it’s being replaced by the real skeleton of a giant blue whale…Dippy’s 292 plaster cast bones are setting off instead on a nationwide tour.
On Profile this week, Mark Coles examines how Dippy the replica Diplodocus has become a national treasure.