Dorchester Dinosaur On The Move!Thursday, January 12th, 2012
Dorchester will get its first television appearance of 2012 when it is featured on Channel 5 show The Removal Men later this year. The programme will follow one of the most unusual assignments ever undertaken by removal specialists Pickfords, when they were tasked with transporting a life-sized model triceratops belonging to the Dinosaur Museum in Dorchester.
The triceratops has been with the museum for 23 years, and after decades of wear and tear it was felt that the fiberglass beast, named Tricky, could do with being sent for a makeover to get it back to looking its best.
The logistics of removing the dinosaur presented quite a challenge for the Pickfords team, and their operation to winch it up off the ground and place it onto a flatbed lorry was all captured on film by the camera crew from the Channel 5.
Dinosaur Museum Discount Vouchers
While the Dinosaur Museum staff are eager for the return of Tricky as soon as possible, in the meantime they have plenty of other features inside the museum to wow kids and adults alike, including full dinosaur skeletons, genuine prehistoric fossils and hands-on multimedia displays.
The museum is open daily from 11am-4pm, and the entry prices are £6.99 for adults, £5.99 for seniors, and £5.50 for children (free for under 3s). For 50p off each ticket purchase, print off a discount voucher from the Dinosaur Museum website.