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Last chance to see Dippy after at Great North Museum

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This the last chance to see Dippy before he leaves to continue on his tour. The popular dinosaur has contributed to the best summer in 10 years at the museum.

The free exhibition runs until Sunday 6th October and will be celebrated with a silent disco farewell party on Friday 4th October.

107,944 visits have been recorded during the six-week summer holiday, second only to the summer of 2009 when the museum reopened following a three-year, £26 million upgrade.

Now, there are just over three weeks remaining to see the 26-metre-long Diplodocus skeleton cast, on loan from London’s Natural History Museum.

The exhibition closes on Sunday 6 October before the dinosaur moves to National Museum Cardiff, the sixth of eight stops on a UK tour.

Caroline McDonald, Manager at the Great North Museum: Hancock, said:

“The reaction has been phenomenal. Thanks to Dippy, we are well ahead of our yearly visitor target and we have seen a big uplift in shop sales and donations. All of this helps us continue to deliver great cultural experiences for our visitors.

“We want to thank everyone that has supported us over the summer and encourage those who haven’t seen Dippy to come along to the museum before he leaves in October.”

To celebrate Dippy’s stay in Newcastle and bid him farewell, a Silent Disco has been organised for the evening of Friday 4 October.

Those attending can bop the evening away underneath the popular dinosaur, with three music channels to choose from. Tickets are available now at greatnorthmuseum.org.uk costing £4 per person.

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure is at the Great North Museum: Hancock until Sunday 6 October, with free entry. Advance booking is not essential.

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