Plan your visit

Dippy is on display at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, which is located in Coventry city centre, next to its historic Cathedral and a short walk from both Coventry Rail Station and Pool Meadow Bus Station.  

Our full street address is: 

Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Jordan Well



You can find us on Google Maps below: 


To see Dippy, you will need to approach the building via the front entrance, just off University Square. The what3words identifier for this entrance is ///


Travelling by Car


The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum does not have an on-site car park, but there are several car parks within walking distance. The nearest are Gosford Street Car Park and Salt Lane Multi-storey Car Park. More info about parking in Coventry can be found on the Coventry City Council website.

There are two parking spaces available for Blue Badge holders on Bayley Lane opposite the museum.

To find us from Coventry inner ring-road, turn off at Junction 3 or 5 and follow the brown signs for the Herbert. Alternatively, a park and ride service for the city centre operates from the War Memorial Park, Kenilworth Road to the south of the city. 


Travelling by Train


The Herbert is approximately 15 minutes’ walk from Coventry Rail Station, and there are also buses and taxis available just outside the station, as well as a Visitor Information stand. 


Travelling by Bus


All Coventry buses terminate in the city centre, and most stop at Pool Meadow Bus Station, which is approximately 5 minutes’ walk from the Herbert. Most buses in Coventry are operated by National Express, and you can use their interactive planning tool to help you plan your journey. 


When you arrive


If you have booked to see Dippy, you will need to enter the museum via the front entrance off University Square. This is the entrance nearest to Coventry Cathedral. 

Please have your mobile or printed tickets ready for checking by a member of staff.




There are two parking spaces for Blue Badge holders on Bayley Lane opposite the museum.

Inside the museum, we have accessible toilets on both the ground floor and first floor. Baby changing facilities are available on the ground floor. 

There is level access to each gallery floor and a lift to transfer between floors. The customer lift is located inside the Covered Court, next to Dippy. 

Gallery text panels and printed information have been designed to be easy to read, but please note that lighting levels may vary between exhibition areas. 

You can watch a short film about what to expect when visiting the museum below.


Food and Drink


Our on-site café, Alfred’s, serves a selection of hot and cold drinks, as well as freshly made sandwiches, salads, cakes and snacks. 

Vegan and vegetarian options are available, including alternative milks. If you have any dietary requirements, please speak with a member of staff who will be happy to assist you.

We kindly request that you do not use our café space to consume food or drink which has been purchased elsewhere.




A range of souvenirs, gifts and cards are available from our on-site shop, including a selection of dinosaur-themed items to celebrate Dippy’s arrival in the city. 

Please note that any purchases made online with your tickets will need to be collected in-person from our shop.

Culture Coventry is a registered charity (No.1152899), and all money spent in our shop is reinvested back into the work of the organisation, allowing us to preserve our museum collections and continue to offer a range of activities and exhibitions for the people of Coventry to enjoy. You can also make a donation here.


Contact Us 


If you have any further questions about visiting Dippy at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, or the facilities available on-site, please email us at If you are booking for a group of more than 10 people, please email our Visitor Experience team at

For press and media enquiries, please email

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