One Small Step

17 July to 31 October 2021

Jetting away to the sun may be out of reach, but if you bring the family to Peterborough Cathedral this summer you could be ‘walking on the moon’ instead!

The Cathedral will be hosting a giant representation of the lunar surface, created by the renowned sculptor and artist Peter Walker using imagery from NASA.

The 36m x 7m art installation, entitled One Small Step was originally created to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Lunar Landing in 2019, when it was shown at Lichfield Cathedral. 

At Peterborough Cathedral it will transform a huge area of the floor in the north and south transepts, and under the tower, into an image of the moon’s terrain, showing all the craters and details of the lunar rock. Visitors will be able to walk on the surface and even locate the place where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their Apollo 11 landing in 1969. It will be a great spot to take a selfie!

Read the press release

Girl exploring One Small Step by Peter Walker at Lichfield CathedralEntry

No ticket required. Entry by donation. 

Opening times

One Small Step is available to see during normal Cathedral visiting hours, which are usually:

Monday to Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm 
Sunday, 12.00 noon – 3.00pm Sunday
Thursdays during the school holidays: 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

Occasionally times vary. Please check our Opening Times page before visiting.

Please read our current visiting guidelines (Covid-related) before visiting.

Special events

During the exhibition there will be a variety of events and hands-on activities for all ages. Click on the red links below to find out more.

More events are being added to this page as they are confirmed.

Saturday 24th July at 7.30pm
Gabriella Sings 'Songs to the Moon'

A concert by Gabriella Pineda-Rodrigues

Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th August
10.00am, 12.00 noon and 2.00pm
One Giant Leap - ticket details coming soon

A family space-themed craft event, complete with parachuting teddy bears!


Thank you

Huge thanks to Henson Crisp Ltd, Independent Financial Advisers and Speed Agency for their support for this exhibition.

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