Blue Light Dippy at Night

20th October 2021

Emergency service workers are to be the first to see the National History Museum’s iconic diplodocus cast in a new light as Norwich Cathedral begins the countdown to Dippy on Tour’s farewell week with a light spectacular.

Blue Light Dippy at Night – an emergency services special.

All emergency services workers have been offered a special preview of Blue Light Dippy at Night this Sunday evening (24 October) as a thank you for the tireless dedication and commitment shown throughout the pandemic.

It is part of the final programming for Dippy On Tour in the nave at Norwich Cathedral giving visitors the chance to experience a different side to the nation’s favourite dinosaur in the final days of his nationwide tour.

There will also be the opportunity to explore the rest of Dippy’s exhibition and his medieval home in all its evening splendour. visitors will also be able to discover even more dinosaurs under the moonlight in the Cloister as the GoGoDiscover T. Rex sculptures, which decorated Norwich’s streets this summer, will be gathered under one roof.

Dippy at Night will take place on most evenings throughout Dippy’s last week at the Cathedral but the very first evening is being reserved especially for emergency services workers and their families. The Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk and other civic dignitaries will be there to welcome and give thanks and there will also be free light refreshments during the evening.

Blue Light workers are invited to apply for free tickets here.

Following the preview evening, Dippy at Night will be open to the general public on October 25-26 and 28-30.

Over 100,000 visitors have already seen Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus cast since it took up residence in the Cathedral’s Nave for the final stop on his nationwide tour.

Dippy on Tour: A Natural History Adventure is at Norwich Cathedral until Saturday 30 October 2021.

Photo credits – Bill Smith and Norwich Cathedral