More than 373,000 people have visited replica diplodocus since it arrived in Glasgow in January

Dippy the dinosaur raises its elegant neck towards the vaulted ceiling of the Centre Hall in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Museum. The 21-metre long replica diplodocus skeleton appears nonchalant in advance of the anticipated onrush of young fans during Scotland’s Easter school holidays.

Since the Natural History Museum’s much-loved exhibit arrived in January on the only Scottish stop of it’s three-year UK-wide tour, the reception has been rapturous, with more than 373,000 visitors so far, already besting the next most popular venue, Birmingham, by over 100,000.

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