A whale of a time...
Nowadays, Hintze Hall at the @natural_history_museum houses an enormous blue whale skeleton. It used to be home to ‘Dippy’, a replica cast of a Diplodocus dinosaur fossil unearthed in 1898.
Dippy, however, has been ‘on tour’ since 2018, stopping at 8 venues across the UK. From July 2020, Dippy will make its final tour stop at @norwich_cathedral here in Norfolk, where it will take up residency until October 2020.
Dippy will find a temporary home in the Nave of Norwich Cathedral.
Already a spectacular space in a much-loved building, the Nave will become even more magical when 22-metre long Dippy moves in, concluding the two and a half year UK tour. As well as being the final stop on Dippy’s expedition, Norwich Cathedral boasts the extra-special privilege of being the only Cathedral or church to house Dippy during his travels, and the only venue in the South-East of England that will feature it on display.
All venues that host Dippy will offer free access to the exhibit, meaning that more people than ever before will have the opportunity to interact with him, and be inspired by his amazing story.
Couple this with a T-Rex sculpture trail in association with @breakcharity in the form of GoGoDiscover and we can’t wait for Norwich to go ‘dippy’ for dinosaurs next Summer! 🦖
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Finally ventured inside London's Natural History Museum on Sunday. Kids were tired and hungry after 3 hours at the equally fabulous Science Museum and interactive Wonder Lab but what a stunning building.
I’m touched and immensely grateful to all of you who have shared and celebrated my latest honour. It’s amazing how fast good news travels and it reminded me that as an individual, I have an important role to play in making Sri Lanka shine bright once again.
For those of you who enjoyed reading about my tent adventures, here’s a little more of my backstory. Turns out blue whale skeletons have been a consistent theme in my life. Add to that an overarching dream, a passion for the outdoors and a wild sense of curiosity and hey presto! You get an Asha! 💙💙
For the Sinhala and Tamil versions please head to my Facebook page (Asha de Vos). Thanks to @ifiri for the great illustrations and @unsrilanka for including me in this campaign to celebrate women in Science in Sri Lanka.
I was really surprised by myself for spending 4 hours at this place.
Such an amazing exhibition and also beautiful architecture!
By the way: Free entrance 👌
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