image for Exhibition item typeTim Peake's Soyuz spacecraft at Peterborough Cathedral

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Exhibition, Sat 11 Aug - Mon 5 Nov 2018


Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral


Peterborough Cathedral


The Cathedral Office,
12a Minster Precincts,

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 2 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Cathedral Guided Tour
Sat 11 Aug - Mon 5 Nov Tim Peake's Soyuz spacecraft
Fri 28 Sep Peterborough’s Big Sleep Out
Fri 5 - Sun 14 Oct Museum of the Moon
Fri 12 Oct Silent Disco under the Moon
Sat 20 Oct Scout and Guide Soyuz Badge Day


Peterborough Cathedral is delighted to announce that it has won a nationwide competition to host Tim Peake’s Soyuz spacecraft – Soyuz TMA-19M – and a Space Descent VR experience.

It will be displayed in the Cathedral from Saturday 11th August until Monday 5th November 2018. It is also expected that Tim Peake’s own spacesuit will also be part of the display, as well as the parachute used in the spacecraft’s return to earth.

The announcement was made at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester on Friday 9th March. It follows an open competition last year to win the opportunity to be the sixth location on the spacecraft’s national tour. Five venues from across the country entered a shortlist, including Millennium Point in Birmingham and The Forum in Norwich, but it is Peterborough Cathedral that has been chosen.

The Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft was used by Tim Peake for his mission to the International Space Station in 2015–2016.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 11 Aug - Mon 5 Nov 2018


Entry to the Tim Peake’s Spacecraft exhibition, presented by Samsung and the Science Museum Group, is free of charge.

The Space Descent VR is a unique virtual reality adventure that brings the experience alive using Samsung Gear VR technology. This will be available to visitors aged 13 and over, and guests will be charged £5.


See location of Peterborough Cathedral on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 192987  Lat: 52.57308 Long: -0.24159

By Road:
From the A1M: Follow signs for city centre, follow ring road to jct 5.

By Public Transport:
From Peterborough station it is 10 minutes' walk to Peterborough Cathedral.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Peterborough station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

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