T. rex: The Killer Question

19 July to 30 August 2021

'T. rex: The Killer Question' is a touring exhibition from The Natural History Museum, London. It will be on display in part of Peterborough Cathedral in the summer of 2021.

The exhibition has been postponed from summer 2020 and will now be shown at the Cathedral from Monday 19th July until Monday 30th August 2021.

If you had already booked tickets for 2020, we have been in touch with you directly. If you think you have not heard from us, please email t.rex@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk. It is expected that tickets for 2021 will go on general sale late this year or early 2021.

Read our press release: Dinosaurs postponed until 2021

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 the sponsors who are supporting this exciting exhibition at Peterborough Cathedral:

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


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You may like to keep the sound on!    #trexcathedral.

Can you help?

Lots of help is needed to bring this world class exhibition to Peterborough, whether that is practical help with the installation, under the supervision of technicians from The Natural History Museum, or financial help to support its presentation to a wide audience across the region, or as a volunteer steward during the exhibition.

If you, your company or organisation would like to be associated with the exhibition - perhaps to sponsor an individual dinosaur - we'd love to hear from you. 

To find out more email operations@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk or download a leaflet with details. If your interest is in volunteering, we will not be recruiting until early summer 2021, but if you'd like us to get in touch then, please send an email to volunteer.coordinator@peterborough-cathedral.org.uk

Some dinosaurs in the exhibition - click for larger image

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