Horizon: Dippy and the Whale; Who Do You Think You Are?

The blue whale skeleton which goes on display from today in Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum in London replacing Dippy the diplodocus

The blue whale skeleton which goes on display from today in Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum in London replacing Dippy the diplodocus

Kate, who is a patron of the museum, wore a pale blue dress from designer Preen to the opening of the revamped Hintze Hall.

Kate's glow was the flawless accessory, and she chose to forgo any jewellery every or a tiara for the Museum's Gala event.

Have you ever visited the Natural History Museum?

Dippy the dinosaur is visiting Norwich Cathedral in 2020.

If you go down to the Natural History Museum today, you can be sure of a big surprise - but only if you did not watch last night's Horizon: Dippy and the Whale.

The skeleton, from a whale that became stranded in Wexford Harbor in Ireland in 1891, "is a powerful reminder of the fragility of life and the responsibility we have towards our planet", museum director Michael Dixon said.

All alone in Hintze Hall, the blue whale skeleton which is being unveiled to the great and good at the Natural History Museum.

Dippy's replacement, the blue whale, is the largest known animal on Earth.

So the famous dinosaur is being replaced by a real blue whale skeleton, called Hope.

He's been on display since 1979, but now he's going on a tour around the UK.

"It is so fitting to see the ocean now taking centre stage, with many other marine specimens as star attractions in this splendid Hintze Hall".

These include giraffes, a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite, and one of the most complete dinosaur fossils ever discovered in the United Kingdom - a Mantellisaurus.

The new exhibition officially opens to the public on Friday.

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