Cathdrals go Intergalactic

02nd September 2021

Visitors are invited out of this world with the immersive sound and light installation, SPACE VOYAGE which can be seen at Worcester and Rochester Cathedrals this autumn.

Space Travel: Coming to a cathedral near you!

The art installation, created by Luxmuralis, transforms the interior of these iconic buildings taking the visitor on a journey through space and far far beyond – and can be seen this September and October.

Stephen Edwards, residentiary canon of Worcester Cathedral, said:

“We’re very excited to be hosting the SPACE exhibition in September and it promises to be a spectacular show, featuring an immersive internal sound and light journey that will transform the interior of our majestic Cathedral.

“Projects like this are very exciting and important for the Cathedral as they allow visitors to experience our magnificent building in the evening, and in a different way.

“We are always keen to show off the diversity of our stunning building, attract new visitors and allow people the opportunity to experience the Cathedral in all its glory.”

SPACE  in Worcester Cathedral on the evenings of Wed 22, Thurs 23, Fri 24 and Sat 25 September 2021.

Tickets, priced at £10.54 for adults and £8.96 for children (including booking fee) are available for timed entry on the Cathedral website at . Under 3s are free, but you will need to book a space.

Rochester Cathedral has announced it is rebooting its events programme postponed due to the pandemic with Space Voyage this October when this special sound and light installation will transform the interior walls of this, the second oldest Cathedral in England.

The Very Revd Philip Hesketh, the Dean of Rochester, said:

“We are all really excited about bringing this amazing light show to Rochester and finally being able to welcome people back into the Cathedral.

“This hopefully will see the relaunch of a two-year packed programme of events postponed by Covid.”

Space Voyage by Luxmuralis is the latest in a series of large-scale attractions at Rochester Cathedral. In summer 2019 the medieval nave was transformed into an adventure golf course in a collaboration with the Rochester Bridge Trust- designed to encourage young people to learn more about the engineering behind bridges and part of the cathedral’s building bridges theme with its local community.

It opened to rave (and not so rave) reviews. In February 2020, artist Luke Jerram’s installation of the moon, The Museum of the Moon, drew record visitor numbers to the cathedral with 120,000 visiting in 22 days.

Space Voyage takes place on the evenings of October 5, 6, and 7. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets need to be pre-booked through the Rochester Cathedral website and timed entry will be in operation.

Online prices are £7 adults, £5 children (aged between six and 18), £20 family ticket (two adults and two children). Youngsters five and under go free, but must have a ticket.

For more information about the artists, please visit

Photo credit – Peter Walker Sculptor, David Walker, Luxmuralis – University Church Oxford