Dinosaurs are Coming

21st February 2020

To Peterborough Cathedral and the tickets are on sale NOW!

Tickets go on sale today (Friday February 21st) for T. rex: The Killer Question, the Natural History Museum’s touring exhibition coming to Peterborough Cathedral this summer.

Book Now – T. rex: The Killer Question at Peterborough Cathedral

The exhibition includes nine animatronic dinosaurs and five static ones – including a 12-metre-long static model of a T. rex as well as a life-size T. rex skeleton – will be in the “New Building” at the far end of the Cathedral from 20th July to 31st August 2020.

The exhibition asks visitors the question: Was T. rex a ferocious hunter or a mere scavenger? and gives them clues to help answer that question by presenting scenes showing the behaviour of several different dinosaur species, plus it shows examples of bones and fossils to see what these can tell us about T. rex.

On Wednesdays during the exhibition there will be a special ‘quiet hour’ at around 11.00am for visitors who prefer to see the dinosaurs without sound and movement which also means the regular 11.00am service of Holy Communion can go ahead undisturbed.

Thursdays during the exhibition will be fun-packed craft and storytelling sessions for children, entitled ‘To Extinction and Beyond’ with sessions at 11.00am, 1.00pm and 2.30pm each week that will focus on a different aspect of dinosaurs, from eggs to extinction to fossils. Other plans to be confirmed include tower top climbs and family-friendly Cathedral tours.

The Very Revd Chris Dalliston, Dean of Peterborough, said:

“People have asked how we could possibly follow Tim Peake’s Spacecraft or Luke Jerram’s amazing artworks, but knowing how popular dinosaurs are at the Natural History Museum in London, we feel that this will be a fitting sequel. It’s going to be a great day out for families, not just to see T. rex and his friends, but also to spend time exploring this wonderful Cathedral and asking our own big questions about the world and our place in it.”

Alex Burch, Head of Public Programmes at the Natural History Museum said:

“We are thrilled to be bringing T. rex: The Killer Question to Peterborough. We hope that the exhibition will be able to educate and entertain an entirely new audience about dinosaurs, specifically the awe-inspiring T. rex. It is our hope that these exciting animals that once roamed our planet can inspire a love of the natural world and motivate people to protect our shared earth.”

Tickets to see T. rex: The Killer Question are £6 per person, or £20 for a family ticket (two adults and up to three children aged 3-16 years).

Book Now – T. rex: The Killer Question at Peterborough Cathedral

Tickets for To Extinction and Beyond, the children’s craft and storytelling sessions on Thursdays, are £5 per child. All tickets are available via the Cathedral’s website www.peterborough-cathedral.org.uk/t.rex or by calling 01733 355315 during office hours.

Don’t forget there is more dinosaur action when #DippyOnTour arrives at Norwich Cathedral in July 2020.

More details about Dippy the Dinosaur at Norwich Cathedral here.