The Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Natural History Museum in London is ready for Christmas donning a Christmas sweater created especially for him. The animatronic T.rex wears a knitted sweater with festive Christmas details, which has been made by a family-owned company in Leicester and is made from 100% recycled materials.
The navy, red, green and white pattern features snowflakes, fir trees and everyone’s favorite dinosaurs: Triceratops, Stegosaurus T. rex and Diplodocus. Even the Museum’s famous Hans Sloane nautilus shell from Hans Sloane appears along the hem and cuffs.
It’s been a very, very challenging year for heritage and tourist attractions and we really wanted to do something that would generate interest.Carla Treasure, Natural History Museum in London
The high quality sweater is made from 100% recycled yarn by a small family business that designs and manufactures knitwear in Leicester, with a focus on reducing its carbon footprint and weighs 12 times more than a normal sweater.
The soft material used to make the sweaters is Global Recycling Standards (GRS) certified for its 100% recycled content: a blend of 60% recycled cotton and 40% recycled polyester, the latter made from locally recycled plastic bottles.
Director Snahal Patel said the latest design was the company’s biggest job so far and took staff 100 hours to complete, as reported by the BBC. And the best part, the whole family can dress up as Tyrannosaurus Rex, as the festive knitted dinosaur sweater is also available in children’s and adult sizes on the Natural History Museum of London’s website.
The Manchester Museum has also gone on Twitter to show off the latest addition to its T-Rex skeleton. Known as “Stan,” the museum’s prized dinosaur that stands more than 12 feet tall has been fitted with a giant Christmas hat.
Adding the hat to the skeleton required a team of museum workers and a scissor lift. The museum, which is currently closed for renovations until late next year, added the accessory as it opened its Fossil Gallery.It has been announced that people who provide donations will have the opportunity to see the dinosaur and have a meet and greet with Santa Claus.