Hope is suspended from the ceiling and looks like she has just swam in through the grand windows behind her. Despite my reservations that Dippy could not be replaced, I must admit she is rather spectacular. Since 1934 she has been part of the museum collection, partially displayed in the mammals gallery until 2015 so you may have glimpsed her before. But in her new home the sheer scale of her size is breathtaking.
However, the kids are not impressed. They miss Dippy. Luckily Dippy will be seen again! He is currently undergoing restoration then will be off on a national tour from the beginning of 2018. So it looks like we are going to have to hunt down him down to get another hit of the dinosaur who has enchanted so many, young and old, throughout my lifetime.