'T. rex: The Killer Question'

Exhibition Update, Feb. 2021

'T. rex: The Killer Question', a touring exhibition from The Natural History Museum London that was due to go on display at Peterborough Cathedral in summer 2021, has been cancelled for the time being.

Peterborough Cathedral has taken the difficult decision to cancel the Natural History Museum’s exhibition, T.rex: The Killer Question, which was due to be shown at the Cathedral from 19th July to 30th August 2021, having been previously postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic.

We are obviously very disappointed that the exhibition cannot go ahead this year but have to recognise the impact of lockdown continuing at the very time when preparations for the exhibition need to be stepped up. Extra investment would also be needed to offer the show with proper social distancing and Covid-safe measures in place and we felt that we could not do justice to this world-class display at the present time. We are in discussion with the Natural History Museum about the possibility of showing the exhibition in 2022.

The Cathedral hopes to offer other family-friendly events during the summer, perhaps with more of an emphasis on our outdoor spaces, so keep an eye on our website and social media for details in due course. Or you can sign up for our monthly email newsletter here: Subscribe Free

We have emailed all ticket holders directly. If you had tickets for the exhibition but think have not heard from us, please get in touch via t.rex@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk.

About the exhibition

The exhibition poses the question, was  T. rex a ferocious hunter or a mere scavenger? Could it have been something in between – an opportunist and an ambush predator relying on easy pickings?

The exhibition encourages visitors to look closer at T. rex – its size, the power in its legs, the length of its arms, the sharpness of its teeth, its keen sense of smell – and how they think the animal lived. Was its physique best suited to catching and slaughtering live prey or to stealing carcasses?

This entertaining and engaging exhibition for the entire family presents the fossil evidence, scientific interpretations, and exciting scenes with lifelike animatronics to challenge what we know about the real T. rex.

The exhibition will be on show in the New Building at the east end of the Cathedral. Entry will be by ticket only, and these will go on sale in the new year. You can see some of the dinosaurs featured in the exhibition in the pictures below.Natural History Museum logo

Text © The Trustees of The Natural History Museum, London

T. rex: The Killer Question was produced and developed by The Natural History Museum, London.

Thank you to our sponsors

Huge thanks to our sponsors for their continued commitment to support a future showing of this exciting exhibition at Peterborough Cathedral:

Anglian Compressors & Equipment Ltd, Henson Crisp Ltd, Independent Financial Advisers, Speed Agency, Revamp Ltd.


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Some dinosaurs in the exhibition - click for larger image

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