British Science week in the Cathedral.

As you may already be aware, Leicester Cathedral will be hosting Luke Jerram’s 7 metre art installation of the moon between March 9th and 18th. To get an idea of what this will look like please visit .  We anticipate there being high demand to see this and we are therefore planning to open late to accommodate this on some evenings in that period, when the moon can be seen at its best. We anticipate that this may be of interest from both a scientific and faith perspective and the Cathedral additionally has a rich historic and artistic heritage.

Friday 9th March 20.00-21.00

Open for uniformed groups only (subject to booking)

Saturday 10th March 10.00-16.00

Open for family and public visiting. This will include a planetarium which could be booked by uniformed groups.  The Cathedral will also be open between 18.15 -19.45 to the public and uniformed organisations (without planetarium)

Sunday 11th March 12.30-14.30

Public viewing – no planetarium

Monday 12th March 18.15-19.45

This opening is aimed at uniformed organisations and we anticipate the planetarium being available too (tbc).  Organisations wishing to use the planetarium will be given a 20 minute time frame for this but can stay for the whole time to see the moon and other aspects of the Cathedral.

Wednesday 14th March 19.00-20.30

There will be a discussion led by the Sub-Dean about Faith and Science – this would only be suitable for 14+ age range and will involve academic input and time for questions.  To book this free event please use Eventbrite: –

Thursday 15th March 18.00-20.00

Public viewing followed by a late evening event Drumming for the moon(performed by Cassia Tree 20.00 -21.00 – no additional cost)

Saturday 17th March 10.00-17.00

Public viewing

Sunday 18th March 12.30-14.30

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There will be some “Stations in the Cathedral” where visitors will be encouraged to gather their thoughts about what they have seen.  This installation raises questions about creation, science and how was the world made.  For those interested in art it is a wonderful discussion piece too.

We are planning to open King Richard’s Ambulatory during evening opening (tbc), this has not been opened to the public in the evening and should be very atmospheric.

Groups can book to visit at a cost of £2 per visitor via   and enquiries can be made to Andy Heafford  0116 2615382.


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With very best wishes


Andy Heafford


Leicester Cathedral Education Officer


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