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The Dinosaur Gallery Star Objects: The Rutland Dinosaur

John Martin, Former Keeper of Geology and Curator at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester provides a fascinating background to the discovery and original display of the Rutland Dinosaur at the museum.

The Rutland Dinosaur, a Cetiosaurus, was found in 1968 in a quarry in Rutland, UK. The Rutland Dinosaur is one of the most complete dinosaurs found in Britain and once of the most complete Sauropod dinosaurs anywhere.

The Rutland Dinosaur featured in an episode of Blue Peter, and Janet Ellis from Blue Peter opened the original exhibition display at the museum. The Rutland Dinosaur has since been a star attraction and a great visitor favourite at the museum ever since.

The Rutland Dinosaur features in The Dinosaur Gallery: Exploring Lost Worlds exhibition at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, UK.

This film is one of a series of short films profiling the star objects in the Dinosaur Gallery at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery. This and other films are also available on theĀ Leicester Museums & Galleries YouTube channel.

Filmed and edited by Richard Baldwin at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester, UK and produced by Glass Page in Leicester, UK. 2011.