NHM’s last dance with Dippy

04-Jan-17by Annie Byrne

The Natural History Museum hosted a New Year celebration for 600 revellers to make history and be part of the final event with the iconic Dippy the Diplodocus in the Hintze Hall.

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The evening saw entertainment provided by Guilty Pleasures in the form of classic pop ballads while the Dinosaurs gallery formed break out space. Party food was delivered by Benugo and consisted of a 3-course VIP meal and snacks served at bars, while the production by Halo focused on lighting, staging and sound in the Hintze Hall.

 

The Hinzte Hall will now be closed until August as Dippy departs ready for a UK tour in 2018 and the installation of the dramatic diving Blue Whale skeleton commences.

 

Robert Wetherell, head of venue hire at Natural History Museum, said: "This is a time of exciting change and redevelopment for the museum and I’m so proud to be a part of helping shape its future. Whether it’s dining with a view of a giant sloth in Waterhouse Way, networking around the Stegasaurus or enjoying cocktails and canapés during a private viewing of one of our intriguing galleries, the museum has a range of spaces all available from 1 January 2017."

 

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