Dipp-E VR experience makes welcome return to the Herbert

A unique Jurassic virtual reality experience is available now at Coventry’s Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

The Dipp-E VR experience, which takes users on an interactive and fun learning journey, is sure to be a smash with dino-lovers.

The experience proved a sell out hit during the summer holidays, but is now back for a second stint.

Over 100,000 people have been to visit Dippy, the Nation’s Favourite Dinosaur, since the exhibition was loaned to the Herbert from the Natural History Museum for at least three years back in February of this year.

But the venue also has an array of local fossils found in the region which date back hundreds of millions of years.

Part of this collection is the ichthyosaur skull, which has recently undergone extensive renovative work which has uncovered fascinating new detail.

The Dipp-E VR experience takes in all of this local collection, as well as the world famous diplodocus, in a vibrant and exciting interactive display.

Kerrie Suteu is Creative Media & Digital Manager at the Herbert.

She said: “We’re very excited our Dipp-E VR piece created by MBD is back for a second run.

“This installation showcases 3D printed dinosaur skulls and took a whopping week of production hours on the 3D printer. The room now features a beautiful dinosaur mural by street artist Andy Council, made up of Coventry buildings and landmarks.

“Plus, don’t miss the footage of the actual ichthyosaur skull being professionally cleaned. It’s a great opportunity to take some time out and immerse yourself in the fabulous story of the discovery of a dinosaur fossil right here in Warwickshire.”

Find out more, including how to book, here.