Day out with Dippy


On Wednesday 23rd October, Thomas, Keith and Tim went to Cardiff Museum with some of the occupational therapy team. The trip was planned to meet Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus dinosaur skeleton!
As part of a UK wide road trip, Dippy has left London for the first time since 1905.
Dippy is cast from a nearly complete skeleton discovered in Wyoming, America in 1898. There are 292 bones and Dippy measures 21.3 metres long, 4.3 metres wide and 4.25 metres high.

The trip included a visit to the natural history galleries, where the visitors took a journey from beginning of time to the present day in the Evolution of Wales galleries, came face-to-face with dinosaurs and mechanically-moving mammoths, and admired historical and present-day artwork. Thomas took the amazing pictures shown on these pages!

Thomas said, “I liked to see Dippy and the meteorites”.

Thomas said, “I was impressed by the size of this shark and its mouth”.

Thomas said, “I thought that this mammoth skeleton was impressive.”

Thomas also said, “I liked the mammoth and baby because they moved”.

Thomas said, “I thought that this carnivorous dinosaur skeleton was intimidating”.

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