Dippy the diplodocus
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Dippy the diplodocus set for UK tour

21 July 2015 Last updated at 11:47 BST

One of the UK's most famous dinosaurs, Dippy the diplodocus, could be coming to a town near you.

At the beginning of the year, a campaign was launched to save Dippy, the 109-year-old diplodocus skeleton cast that has been in the Natural History Museum's entrance hall in London since 1979.

Thousands of people signed a petition to keep the dinosaur, rather than a new blue whale model, but now the museum has announced plans to send Dippy on tour around the country from early 2018.

A full list of where it will go hasn't been decided yet but the 21 metre long skeleton will need to be taken apart and re-built at each venue.