One of the UK’s most famous dinosaur exhibits is to go on display at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum in 2019. The 109-year-old replica diplodocus skeleton cast, known as Dippy, has dominated the entrance to London’s Natural History Museum since 1979. The diplodocus has featured in films such as Paddington, Night at the Museum 3 and One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing.
Glasgow Life, the council arms-length body which runs the Kelvingrove Museum, hopes that famous dinosaur model will be a huge draw. Chair of Glasgow Life, Councillor Archie Graham, said: “As one of only eight venues selected across the UK, and the only one in Scotland, we are already counting down the months until he makes his grand appearance in our Centre Hall.
“One of our most visited spaces in the museum is the Life Gallery, which is home to a number of fascinating creatures from the natural history world.
“We are confident Dippy will feel right at home among them when he joins us at Kelvingrove in January 2019.”