Horizon: Dippy and the Whale; Who Do You Think You Are?
Jul 15 2017
When you walk through the front door of the Natural History Museum in London you'll no longer be greeted by "Dippy" the Diplodocus dinosaur.
A giant skeleton of a blue whale skeleton has taken pride of place at the Natural History Museum - replacing Dippy, the venue's much-loved diplodocus.
To coincide with the museum's new display, web design and development company Potato has created a whole new digital experience allowing visitors to explore the significance of the blue whale.
All alone in Hintze Hall, the blue whale skeleton which is being unveiled to the great and good at the Natural History Museum.
In 1966, there were only 400 living blue whales, compared to around 250,000 during the 1800s.
The web app is expected to go live in time with the opening of the new exhibition on July 14, as part of a number of digital materials focussing on Hintze Hall.
The Duchess of Cambridge has made no secret of her love for nature and history so it's no surprise she had a huge smile on her face as she opened a new exhibit at London's Natural History Museum with Sir David Attenborough.
Welcome to your new home Hope.
The museum first displayed Hope in 1934, 40 years after the whale was stranded in an Irish harbour.
Rather than offset her demure Preen by Thornton Bregazzi dress with a pair of trusty LK Bennett Sledge courts, she looked to Prada for a pair of scalloped burgundy suede stiletto sandals.
Dippy the Diplodocus is about to embark on a 24-month tour of the United Kingdom, visiting, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and five regions of England.
Hintze Hall will reopen to the public on Friday following six months of refurbishment. The aim of the tour is to connect people with nature and spark the imagination of young naturalists, environmentalists and scientists. Today, the hall is named after him.