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And the final Dippy visitor number was – 635,000

I wondered how long it would take for someone to release the final Dippy visitor number.

‘Not long’ was the answer!

At least 635,000 saw the exhibit in Kelvingrove.

Since opening to an enthusiastic Scottish audience in Kelvingrove Museum on January 22 more than 635,000 people have marvelled at the impressive 21.3 meter long diplodocus cast, setting a record for the highest number of visitors to a temporary exhibition to date.

This is more than double the number of people in any other city on the tour so far.

Following a record-breaking stop in Glasgow, Dippy is being dismantled and packed away, ready to head to Great North Museum: Hancock, opening there on the May 18.

Newcastle upon Tyne is the fifth destination to host  Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure,  which is being brought to visitors across the UK.

Glasgow bids farewell to Dippy the dinosaur after record-breaking tour

Kelvingrove was the fourth of an eight stop tour.

It was also the venue which saw the total number pass 1 million.

While this is great, and I’m by no means complaining, I am a little sad that the man behind the cast of the diplodocus skeleton didn’t receive much publicity as part of the show, nor did the reason for its creation, which was a mission of world peace.

A reminder that I tried to give it a little exposure here:

The Dippy story nobody seems to have mentioned or noticed

and here:

The eleven storey dinosaur

Time for a close-up.

Do I see a smile on that cute little face? 🙂

Dippy Close-up Smile

Dippy Close-up Smile

Yes, of course I placed Kelvingrove’s magnificent organ as the backdrop!

Dippy with organ

Dippy with organ

Maybe I’m too fussy, but it can take a bit of effort to get the right pic, and this was better in terms of the arch, but not the placement of the head/skeleton.

Dippy with organ

Dippy with organ

Pity it wasn’t one of the days when half (or sometimes all) those light were off too, as their brightness makes the darker areas darker.

But I’m not in control of that, so have to take what I can get on the day.

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08/05/2019 - Posted by | Civilian, council, photography | , , ,

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