Sea Creatures are Taking over Peterborough Cathedral this Summer

10th May 2024

Life-size animatronic sea creatures are taking over Peterborough Cathedral this summer.

The Cathedral has just announced its summer exhibition, Monsters of the Seawhich will feature 16 life-size animatronic sea creatures from prehistoric age to modern times and invites visitors to explore the ocean’s marine creatures for themselves.

The exhibition will run from July 15th to September 1st and the cathedral is looking for volunteers to help them bring this event to life.

The exhibition is brought by World Touring Exhibitions, and sponsored by ARU Peterborough. It will be an immersive experience, transporting visitors into the oceans to meet their most legendary inhabitants – from the smallest to the largest – and each creature will be brought to life using animatronics.

The Dean of Peterborough, Chris Dalliston, said:

We are thrilled to welcome visitors to Peterborough Cathedral as we unveil our exciting new summer exhibition, ‘Monsters of the Sea.’ This captivating showcase promises to transport audiences through the wonders of marine history, fostering a deeper appreciation for the incredible diversity of ocean life and the importance of marine conservation. We invite guests to join us in exploring this extraordinary world and to be inspired by the majesty of creation.’

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit Summer Exhibition – Peterborough Cathedral (

Volunteers needed

There will be a programme of marine-themed events running alongside the exhibition from guest lectures to family-friendly workshops and the cathedral is seeking volunteers to help make this exhibition the best experience it can be.

Volunteers are needed with various tasks, including:

  • Greeting visitors and checking tickets.
  • Guiding visitors through the exhibition and providing assistance if needed.
  • Assisting with workshops and accompanying events.
  • Monitoring the exhibition space to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all visitors.
  • No previous experience is necessary, but a passion for people, history, marine life, or storytelling is a definite plus.

There will be two recruitment events on 18th May and 10th June where potential volunteers can find out more about the role. Volunteers will receive training and support and will have flexible scheduling options to accommodate their availability.

To apply or learn more about volunteering opportunities, please visit: Monsters Volunteering – Peterborough Cathedral (