Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure

18 May 2019 - 6 October 2019

Following his visits to Dorchester, Birmingham, Belfast and Glasgow, the Natural History Museum's famous Diplodocus cast 'Dippy' is coming to the Great North Museum: Hancock in May 2019.

Host your event alongside the national treasure, Dippy the Dinosaur. We have a range of offers that are ideal for celebrations, networking and product launches and we will work with you to curate your bespoke event. 

Dippy drinks & BBQ

Join Dippy for a private drinks reception, followed by a BBQ and drinks in our walled Clore garden.

Drinks & canapés with Dippy

Create a fun and informal event with drinks and canapés alongside Dippy.

Dine with Dippy

Delight in a rare opportunity to dine side by side with a 26 metre long national treasure. From extravagant gala banquets to intimate business dinners, our experienced team will work with you to develop your show-stopping event.

Breakfast with Dippy

We can seat up to 100 guests for a unique breakfast meeting or networking event alongside Britain’s most famous Diplodocus.

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Special Events

The Great North Museum: Hancock is one of the most unusual and exciting event venues in Newcastle. Whether you are organising a corporate dinner, charity fundraiser, graduation or private event, the museum will provide an unforgettable experience for up to 350 guests. To make a real impression, why not hire the whole museum? Host your arrival drinks in the Living Planet Gallery, surrounded by life-size casts of elephants, great white sharks and giant leather back turtles. Then, take your guests through to the dancefloor in the main exhibition hall, via Hadrian's wall and our famous T-Rex! For smaller dinners of up to 100 guests, the Living Planet Gallery is also the perfect setting for intimate dining.


Venues features

Enjoy a short show in our state-of-the-art digital planetarium
16 event spaces to choose from
Capacity up to 350 guests

Life-size models of creatures including our iconic T-Rex and Great White Shark