As part of Vivacity’s 'Without Walls' programme, the stunning 'Museum of The Moon' is coming to Peterborough Cathedral from the evening of 5th October until 14th October.

Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the Moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and a surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones.

Museum of The Moon is being brought to Peterborough with the support of 'Without Walls', of which Vivacity is an Associate Touring Network partner. The Associate Touring Network is a group of festival partners who work together to support the onward touring of work commissioned by 'Without Walls' to diverse audiences across England in areas of low engagement with the arts.

Events under the Moon

Launch Event
Friday 5th October

Orbis by Humanhood
6.45pm to 7.00pm

Akademi – Sufi:Zen
7.15pm to 8.00pm

On the green in front of the Cathedral

Cathedral is then open for viewing – 7.45pm to 9.00pm

Akademi creates extraordinary South Asian dance performances for audiences across the UK and beyond. Sufi:Zen is an energised work which contrasts the rapturous intensity of Sufi mysticism with the stillness of Zen meditation. Highlighting the contrasts between concentrated stillness and all-encompassing motion, the piece will take audiences on a journey to the sublime. (Photo © Pete Schiazza)

Tim Peake’s Spacecraft is also on display. Visitors can also book for Space Descent VR in advance (select a date).

Music under the Moon

Sunday 7th October – 12.30pm
Fabulous music from a selection of Peterborough music organisations.

Tuesday 9th October – 7.30pm
Peterborough Music Hub concert

Moonlit late night Cathedral opening

Monday 8th October – 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Wednesday 10th October – 6.30pm to 9.00pm
Thursday 11th October – 6.30pm to 9.00pm

Silent Disco under the Moonundefined
Friday 12th October – 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Silently dance the night away by the light of the Museum of the Moon. A special event for all the family.

Each person will be given their own headset as they take to the tranquil dance floor under the Museum of the Moon. There will also be a tuck shop as well as a small bar with drinks on sale.
A truly memorable family night out!

£5 per person. Book here or call Peterborough Information Centre on 01733 452336.

Sisters in Mbira
Sunday 14th October – 12.30pm undefined

Sisters in Mbira are a duo comprising Anna Mudeka and Millicent Chapanda, who incorporate mbira, singing, drumming and storytelling in their performance. They have a vibrant mission to bring gender issues and barriers affecting women in Zimbabwe onto international world music stages, and the result is a vibrant mix of reflective, bubbling, introspective and engaging rhythms.


Free entry. Open during normal Cathedral visiting hours:

10.00am – 5.00pm: Monday to Saturday
12.00pm – 3.00pm: Sunday

However, check the webpage as these times may occasionally change due to services or events.

For more information about Museum of the Moon, please visit the Vivacity website visit

Museum of the Moon photograph taken by Carolyn Eaton.