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Birmingham youngsters met Dippy at museum

Birmingham youngsters could not contain their excitement as they came face-to-face with Dippy the diplodocus.

The pupils from Mansfield Green E-ACT Academy were invited to Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery for a special audience with Dippy.

He has been at the Natural History Museum in London for more than 100 years but is now on a tour of the country.

The 21m (70ft) long replica of a diplodocus has 292 bones and comes in 86 sections.

Dippy will go on public display from Saturday 26 May until September, with 90,000 people already snapping up free tickets.