Tilly Horrocks, lettings manager in our Yeovil office, dedicated her own time to volunteer at the Dorset County Museum to introduce visitors to the marvellous Diplodocus skeleton, Dippy.

Making the trip down from the city, Dippy is the well-known Diplodocus skeleton cast that usually takes prime position in the Natural History Museum in London. Dippy is on a grand tour of the UK and delightfully, Dorchester was his first stop.

Tilly has had a passion for everything dinosaur related from an early age and particularly Diplodocus’ after meeting Dippy at The Natural History Museum in London when she was five. We spoke to Tilly to find out more regarding her volunteering experience at the museum.
 
“I was instantly mesmerised by his size and just how magnificent Dippy was. It was love at first sight, so the opportunity to volunteer at the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester for the first stop of ‘Dippy on Tour’ exhibition was something I couldn’t miss. I have also recently had the opportunity to visit the American Museum of Natural History in New York City to see their Dinosaur collection too.”

We are blessed in the West Country to have the Jurassic Coast stretch from Dorset, through Somerset into Devon and it’s famously known as the birthplace of palaeontology. The Dippy on Tour exhibition hopes to spark the imagination of the next generation and remind us of our connection with nature. You can find out where Dippy will be next at dorsetcounty.museum.org.

Main photo credit: Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London [2017]. All rights reserved.