A WITH Glasgow buses, you wait tens of millions of years to see a dinosaur, and then two come along at the same time.

Thanks to an extraordinary coincidence, visitors to Glasgow will soon be able to see one of the world’s best-preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons, nicknamed Trix, when it visits the Kelvin Hall – at the same time as Dippy the Diplodocus’s skeleton cast is on display across the road at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Dippy is already here, so the biggest show in the west end of Glasgow will start at Easter when the T. rex skeleton will greet visitors in attack mode, with her ferocious teeth and enormous head mounted at eye level.

Tickets went on sale yesterday for Trix’s show. She is the only real T. rex skeleton on tour anywhere in the world.

The 67-million-year-old T. rex female is 39ft long, around 13ft high and weighs five tonnes. The T. Rex In Town exhibition is touring European cities while she waits for a new museum building to be completed at the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in her home city of Leiden, in the Netherlands.

Glasgow is the final stop for Trix’s tour of Europe. Her Scottish visit will be the first and only stop outside mainland Europe. She has already visited Salzburg, Barcelona, Paris, and Lisbon.

She will travel from her home in the Netherlands to Glasgow to go on display in the city from April 18 to July 31. Dippy’s residence ends on May 6.

The exhibition has been organised by The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Museums, and has been supplied by the Naturalis Biodiversity Centre.

Steph Scholten, director of The Hunterian, said: “Trix is a superb example of one of the world’s best-preserved T. rex skeletons.

“Her arrival in Scotland will be a unique opportunity to see up close a real T. rex, which is one of the fiercest predators to have ever lived.

“I am so looking forward to welcoming visitors to Kelvin Hall and seeing their reaction to the sheer size and scale of Trix.

“I can tell you, having gone nose-to-nose with this 67-million-year-old fossil myself, this is an experience not to be missed.

“Through our strong partnerships both with Glasgow Museums and with European institutions, we have been able to ensure that Trix was able to visit Scotland on her first and only British tour date.

“This is a major coup for Glasgow, with two dinosaurs, Trix and Dippy, visiting our city at the same time.”