Due to our Monsters of the Sea exhibition there is restricted access to some parts of the building and the Cloisters will be closed during this period.

Tides of Discovery



Monster Makes! Monster themed craft session for families.

Tues/Sat mornings selected dates in July/August, 10.30am-12.30pm

July: 23rd, 27th, 30th.

August: 3rd, 6th, 10th, 20th, 24th, 27th.

No charge for entry, donations gratefully received.


Monster Window Wednesdays at St John’s.

Wednesday mornings selected dates in July/August, 10-1pm

July 31st

August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Head over to St John’s on Wednesdays to help add your fantastic monster creations to the epic Monster window.

No charge for entry. 


Under the Sea Yoga

Thursday 25th July, Thursday 1st August, Thursday 8th August, Thursday 15th August 2024, 7.30pm - 8.30pm in the Cathedral.

Calming yoga sessions amongst our Monsters of the sea Exhibition. Chill out under the sea and soak up the atmosphere.
Book for all four sessions to receive an £8 discount (one booking per customer only).



Online Talk. ‘Sea Monsters on Medieval Maps

Thursday 1st August, 7.30pm

With Chet Van Duzer, author of the book Sea Monsters on Medieval and Renaissance Maps. Tickets: £8pp, £7pp students.



'IMMERSED' by The Gathering Sound

Saturday 3rd August, 7pm

Ever wanted to experience a sound bath? Why not take it a step further and prepare to be bathed in a sea of healing vibrations, underwater sounds and music as world-renowned violinist David Le Page, composer Richard Leigh, vocalist Rachel Parkes and the ancestral sounds and gongs of Earthdance come together to saturate your senses in this world premiere performance. Hear the beautiful sounds of the ocean interspersed within the music and let go of the stresses of everyday life as you surrender to the power of music to heal, uplift, and inspire. This is an immersive experience and there will be space for audience members to lay down during the performance if they wish. Tickets: £28.50/£20 children, students & low-income.



Online Talk: 'Danger & Delight: Biblical Perspectives on Monsters of the Sea'

8th August, 7.30pm

A theological exploration of Monsters of the Sea by Dr Rebecca Watson. 

Rebecca Watson is Lead Tutor in Old Testament and Director of Studies at the Eastern Region Ministry Course, Cambridge and Senior Tutor for the Christian, Rural and Environmental Studies (CRES) Programme, based at Ripon College, Cuddesdon.

Since completing her doctorate at Oxford, she has spent many years in theological education, preparing people for ordained ministry, mainly in the Church of England, and has held research fellowships at Derby and Cambridge Universities. Her research interests include the relation between Canaanite and biblical religions, ecological criticism of the Bible, especially as concerns the sea and its creatures, and psychological approaches to the Psalms.

Tickets: £8pp/£7pp students



Online Talk. 'Monsters of the Sea: Life in a Changing Ocean

15th August, 7.30pm

A fascinating and informative talk with Professor Meric Srokosz

Human use of fossil fuels (oil, coal, gas) is increasing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is leading to global warming. This is impacting the oceans, which are warming, becoming more acidic, and in places de-oxygenated, all of which affects life in the sea from the smallest plankton to the largest sea creatures, the so-called “monsters of the sea”. This talk will explore the changes taking place, their effect on sea creatures, and end with a biblical reflection and challenge.

Professor Meric Srokosz is an emeritus fellow at The National Oceanography Centre, Southampton and a former associate director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge. His interests include: the ocean’s role in climate, ocean waves, satellite oceanography, the Agulhas and Madagascar current systems, and the interaction of physical and biological ocean processes. With Dr Rebecca Watson, he authored the book “Blue Planet, Blue God: the Bible and the Sea” (2017, SCM).

Tickets: £8pp or £7pp students.



80's & 90's Old Skool Disco

17th August, 7pm

Peterborough Cathedral is turning back the clock for an epic 80's and 90's Old Skool Disco. Dust off those dancing shoes and join us for a night of nostalgic beats and classic hits. Whether you were a club regular or just love the music, this is the ultimate throwback event you don't want to miss! Tickets available now.




Family Afternoons at ARU Peterborough

Every Wednesday afternoon from 17th July- 28th August

Take part in a free carousel of activities designed to allow young people, aged 8+, to explore the Monsters of the Sea through the virtual world, science and computing. Includes all of the following activities each time:


Dive into Discovery: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Deep!

Embark on an immersive journey into the depths of the oceanic past with our cutting-edge Extended Reality suite activity! Get ready to explore a stunning 3D model straight from the archives of the Natural History Museum – the awe-inspiring skeleton of the blue whale.

In this interactive experience, participants will find themselves transported to a captivating 360-degree environment, where they'll have the power to navigate and investigate every inch of the ancient creature's remains using a simple touchpad interface. From its formidable jaws to its intricate skeletal structure, every detail is at your fingertips.


Recreating a Monster of the Sea!

Join our workshop where you'll get to design your own 'Monster of the Sea' and see it come to life in a game. We'll guide you through the process, helping you draw inspiration from myth and biology to create unique sea creatures. Using digital art tools, you'll bring your creations to vivid existence. Then, we'll import them into our game engine, where they'll become part of the virtual ocean, ready to surprise and challenge players. It's a fun and creative journey you won't want to miss!


Saltwater Experiment: Explore the secrets of seawater!

Dive into the fascinating world of marine science with our interactive seawater experiment. In this engaging activity, participants will get the chance to explore the unique properties of seawater and learn about its importance to our planet's ecosystems.

In this hands-on experiment, participants will embark on a journey to understand why oceans are naturally salty, by observing the effect salt has on the buoyancy of objects and marine animals in both seawater and freshwater.


Booking is essential, reserve your space here:


Wednesday 24th July

Wednesday 31st July

Wednesday 7th August

Wednesday 14th August

Wednesday 21st August

Wednesday 28th August

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