October Half Term Events

October Half Term at Peterborough Cathedral

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A Tudor tour with Mistress Scarlett

A guide in Tudor costume as Mistress ScarlettSaturday 23rd October
at 10.30am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm

The scandalous Abbot! The poor discarded Queen! The fabulous fan vaulting! Margaret Scarlett, the wife of the famous Tudor gravedigger 'Old Scarlett', has all the latest gossip and she loves sharing it. Join our costumed guide for this 60 minute tour of the Cathedral's eventful Tudor history. Suitable for all ages.
Tickets £6 per person for £20 for a group of 4, + booking fee. Children receive a free activity book. BOOK NOW

Cambridge Science Centre activitiesCambridge Science Centre drop in

Monday 25th October to Thursday 28th October
Around 10.00am until 4.00pm
 
Cambridge Science Centre will be hosting drop-in demonstrations of scientific wonders! The team from Cambridge offers a fantastic interactive display in which all ages can become involved in some fun learning all about the wonders of the scientific world. On Monday 25th and Thursday 28th October, special demonstrations will be given. Unsupervised activities are available on Tuesday and Wednesday, 26th and 27th October.
There is no charge (entry to the Cathedral is by donation).

One Giant Leap Returns!

Cartoon picture of a teddy with a parachute outside the CathedralMonday 25th - Thursday 28th October
At 10.00am, 12.30pm and 3.00pm each day

A 90-minute astronaut-themed activity for children, including parachuting teddy bears.
The session is inspired by the Apollo 11 moon landing. Help teddy with his astronaut training and have fun with games and crafts.
For ages 4+ but younger children could take part with support from a parent or carer.
Tickets £6 per child for the 90-minute activity session. Price includes a teddy to take home. BOOK NOW

The National Space Centre's inflatable star domeStar Dome Inflatable Planetarium

Thursday 28th October
Shows on the hour between 10.00am and 4.00pm

The National Space Centre in Leicester bring their amazing inflatable planetarium to the Cathedral to give tours of the night sky. Without the problem of light pollution, their presenter will help you to spot hundreds of stars and see the seasonal constellations, as well as learn about some of the myths and legends behind them. 
Tickets are £7.50 per person + booking fee. BOOK NOW

One Small Step by Peter Walker logoOne Small Step 

Until Sunday 31st October

This is the last week when One Small Step, the artwork by the sculptor Peter Walker, will be on show at the Cathedral. It's a great place to take some photos. 
Opening times are from 10.00am until 4.00pm on weekdays and 12.00 noon until 3.00pm on Sundays. Check here for any changes to these times: Opening Times

Check for 20% off bargains in the exhibition Pop Up Shop too!

Gallery View or Moon with a view 

The view of One Small Step by Peter Walker from the Cathedral Gallery

Whilst you are here, on selected dates you could either take a 15 minute 'Gallery View' trip up the steps to take photos from above, or a 45 minute 'Moon with a View' trip right up to see the view from the top of the tower. 
Tickets for Gallery View are £3 per person (ages 8+ only).
Tickets for Moon with a View are £6 per person (ages 8+ only).
They can be bought by cash or card on arrival. Conditions apply.

20% off in the Pop-up Shop

There are bargains to be had in the One Small Step exhibition's pop-up shop! From Saturday 23rd October, all non-book items will be at 20% off. Great for pocket money bargains! 

Space themed pocket money items


Entry to the Cathedral is by donation, unless you are attending a ticketed event.

PLEASE NOTE
On Friday 29th October, organ tuning is taking place, so if you don't like squeaky or strange noises, plan your visit for a different day!
 

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