Gaia, an artwork by Luke Jerram

19 August - 15 September 2019

Gaia is a seven metre diameter sphere, featuring 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the earth’s surface. The artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet on this scale, floating in three-dimensions.

The artwork is 1.8 million times smaller than the real earth with each centimetre of the internally lit sculpture describing 18km of the earth’s surface. By standing 211m away from the artwork, viewers will be able to see the Earth as it appears from the moon.

The 3D installation will rotate once every four minutes, which is 360 times faster than our real planet. During evening opening times, the specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning composer Dan Jones will also be played. 

The imagery for the artwork has been compiled from Visible Earth series, NASA. Gaia has been created in partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Bluedot and the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres. For more information about the artwork, please visit http://my-earth.org/


Opening Times and Entry

Daytime opening
No entry charge. Donations are invited. No booking needed.
Monday to Saturday, 10.00am to 5.00pm. Sunday, 12.00 noon to 3.00pm
This is a working Cathedral so these times sometimes change. Please check here before visiting

Evening opening
See Gaia in its full glory as dusk falls, accompanied by the surround sound composition by Dan Jones. Selected dates, 6.30pm - 9.30pm - check schedule below.
Tickets: £2 per person. £6 per family (2 adults, 2 children) via links below, or call 01733 355315. BOOK NOW


ScheduleCathedral media partners

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Monday 19th August
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open
7.00pm, Welcome World! launch event

Tuesday 20th August
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open

Wednesday 21st August     
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open
9.30am - 4.30pm, Be an Earth Champion for a Day
1.00pm, Wednesday at One
2.30pm, Tower Tour
6.30pm - 9.30pm, Evening Opening

Thursday 22nd August
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open
9.30am - 4.30pm, Be an Earth Champion for a Day
7.00pm, Awe and Wonder - Creative Yoga - sold out
8.30pm – 9.30pm, Evening Opening

Friday 23rd August
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open
6.30pm - 9.30pm, Evening Opening

Saturday 24th August
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open
11.30am and 2.30pm, Tower Tours

Sunday 25th August
All are welcome to regular Sunday services
12.00 noon - 3.00pm, Open
5.30pm, On Holy Ground, an additional informal service to which all are welcome.
6.30pm - 9.30pm, Quiet Evening Opening

Monday 26th August
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open
11.30am and 2.30pm, Tower Tours
6.30pm - 9.30pm, Evening Opening

Tuesday 27th August
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open

Wednesday 28th August
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open
1.00pm, Wednesday at One
2.30pm, Tower Tour
6.30pm - 9.30pm, Evening Opening, including 7.30pm, 900 Voices of the River Nene

Thursday 29th August
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open
11.30am - 12.00 noon. Storytime for Under Fives, inspired by Gaia. A free activity run by Vivacity Libraries.
6.30pm - 9.30pm, Evening Opening

Friday 30th August
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open
2.30pm - 3.00pm, Storytime for Under Fives, inspired by Gaia. A free activity run by Vivacity Libraries.
6.30pm - 9.30pm, Evening Opening
7.00pm, Sense and Sensibility

Saturday 31st August
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open
11.30am and 2.30pm, Tower Tours
7.00pm, Silent Disco under the Earth

Sunday 1st September
All are welcome to regular Sunday services 
12.00 noon - 3.00pm, Open
5.30pm, On Holy Ground

Monday 2nd September
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open (organ tuning, so some noise)
7.00pm, Awe and Wonder - Creative Yoga

Tuesday 3rd September
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open

Wednesday 4th September
*11.00am - 5.00pm, Open (*note later time due to service)
1.00pm, Wednesday at One
2.30pm, Tower Tour
6.30pm - 9.30pm, Evening Opening

Thursday 5th September
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open
6.30pm - 9.30pm, Evening Opening

Friday 6th September
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open
6.30pm - 9.30pm, Evening Opening

Saturday 7th September
10.00am – 12.30pm, 2.30pm – 5.00pm, Open (Closed 12.30 to 2.30pm due to a service)
 6.30pm - 9.30pm, Evening Opening

Sunday 8th September
All are welcome to regular Sunday services 
12.00 noon - 3.00pm, Open
5.30pm, On Holy Ground

Monday 9th September
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open (schools visiting until 2.30pm)
7.00pm, Awe and Wonder - Creative Yoga - sold out
8.30pm – 9.30pm, Evening Opening

Tuesday 10th September
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open (schools visiting until 2.30pm)

Wednesday 11th September
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open
1.00pm, Wednesday at One
2.30pm, Tower Tour
6.30pm - 9.30pm, Evening Opening

Thursday 12th September
10.00am - 5.00pm, Open (schools visiting until 2.30pm)
6.30pm - 9.30pm, Evening Opening

Friday 13th September - Exhibition CLOSED daytime and evening

Saturday 14th September
10.00am – * 3.00pm, Open (* please note earlier closing time)
11.30am and 2.30pm, Tower Tours
3.30pm, Choral Evensong, sung by the Peterborough Old Choristers Association. All welcome.
10.00am – 4.00pm, Heritage Open Days
7.30pm, Goodbye Gaia! Music for a Summer Evening

Sunday 15th September
All are welcome to regular Sunday services
12.00 noon - 3.00pm, Open
12.00 noon – 3.00pm, Heritage Open Days
2.30pm, Tower Tour
5.30pm, On Holy Ground


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