Peterborough Cathedral – Dinosaur Exhibition

Snap them up!
Tickets now on sale for Cathedral dinosaur exhibition

Peterborough Cathedral has just announced (12 noon, Thursday 3rd March 2022) that booking is now open for T.rex: The Killer Question, the Natural History Museum’s touring exhibition of animatronic dinosaurs which will be on show at the Cathedral from 18th July to 3rd September 2022.

This entertaining and engaging exhibition includes roaring and moving dinosaurs of various sizes, as well as dinosaur scenes and a life-size T.rex skeleton. It poses the killer question: Was T.rex a ferocious hunter or a mere scavenger?

In the exhibition you will be able to study the behaviour of several different dinosaur species, from the small and agile Sauronitholestes, to the savage Dromaeosaurus and the plant-eating Tenontosaurus. Bones and fossils will also be on display, to see what they can tell us about T.rex.

The Revd Canon Tim Alban Jones, Vice Dean of Peterborough, said:

“It is very exciting to be able to host this impressive Natural History Museum exhibition here in Peterborough. We hope it will be a highlight of the school summer holidays for many of our visitors and we are especially looking forward to welcoming lots of families. The models of these amazing pre-historic creatures will no doubt inspire a sense of awe and wonder, even more so when you are seeing them in the magnificent setting of our medieval Cathedral.”

Brad Irwin, Head of Global Engagement at the Natural History Museum said:

“We are thrilled to be bringing T. rex: The Killer Question to Peterborough at last. 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 the earth can inspire a love of the natural world and motivate people to become advocates for the planet.”

Tickets to see T.rex: The Killer Question are £6 per child (aged 3-16 years), £8 per adult and £25 for a family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 3-16 years, or 1 adult and up to 4 children aged 3-16 years). A booking fee applies. The tickets are available via the Cathedral’s website or by calling Ticket Source on 0333 666 3366 during office hours an (additional £1.80 fee applies).

Anyone who would like to keep in touch with the Cathedral as plans for the exhibition move forward is invited to join ‘Team T.rex’, for dinosaur-related updates. To join free, simply email

The Cathedral is particularly grateful to the companies which are supporting the exhibition through practical help or financial contributions, including Anglian Compressors & Equipment LtdHenson Crisp Ltd, Independent Financial AdvisersSpeed Agency and Aspray Peterborough. Any other companies which are interested in becoming sponsors are invited to email or call 01733 355311.


T.rex: The Killer Question
Monday 18th July until Saturday 3rd September 2022
At Peterborough Cathedral
Various times
Information web link:
Ticket link:

See the Natural History Museum’s touring exhibition of moving and roaring animatronic dinosaurs inside 900-year-old Peterborough Cathedral. The exhibition asks the killer question: was T.rex a ferocious hunter or a mere scavenger? Come along and decide what you think!

Tickets: £6 per child (aged 3-16 years), £8 per adult and £25 per family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 3-16 years, or 1 adult and up to 4 children aged 3-16 years). A booking fee applies.

Book via or call Ticket Source on 0333 666 3366 during office hours (additional £1.80 fee applies to phone bookings).


Photos of some of the dinosaurs shown in T.rex: The Killer Question are on the link below. Please credit the Natural History Museum London:

For photos of the inflatable dinosaur walkabout, please email


About Peterborough Cathedral

  • Peterborough Cathedral is widely recognised as one of the finest Norman cathedrals in England. It is the burial place of Katharine of Aragon and also Mary, Queen of Scots, who was later reinterred at Westminster Abbey. The Cathedral is a great place to visit for all ages. Explorer Backpacks are available for young children, and Monks, Mischief & Marauders, an activity book for older children, packed full of fun facts and puzzles about the Cathedral’s past, is available to buy. Details are at You can also download a free interactive app, with augmented reality animations for use on mobile phones and tablets. Just search for Gamar Ltd in your app store, then select the Peterborough Cathedral Trail.
  • In 2018, its 900th anniversary year, the Cathedral hosted Tim Peake’s Spacecraft, presented by Samsung and Science Museum Group, having won a national competition to be the eighth venue on its UK tour. Over 170,000 visitors came to see the spacecraft at Peterborough during its 12-week showing. In 2019 the Cathedral’s summer exhibition was of Luke Gerram’s artwork, Gaia, and in 2021 it showed the art installation One Small Step by Peter Walker, sculptor.
  • The Cathedral regularly offers guided Upper Level and Tower Tours.

About the Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is both a world-leading science research centre and the most visited natural history museum in Europe. With a vision of a future in which both people and the planet thrive, it is uniquely positioned to be a powerful champion for balancing humanity’s needs with those of the natural world.

It is custodian of one of the world’s most important scientific collections comprising over 80 million specimens. The scale of this collection enables researchers from all over the world to document how species have and continue to respond to environmental changes – which is vital in helping predict what might happen in the future and informing future policies and plans to help the planet.

The Museum’s 300 scientists continue to represent one of the largest groups in the world studying and enabling research into every aspect of the natural world. Their science is contributing critical data to help the global fight to save the future of the planet from the major threats of climate change and biodiversity loss through to finding solutions such as the sustainable extraction of natural resources.

The Museum uses its enormous global reach and influence to meet its mission to create advocates for the planet – to inform, inspire and empower everyone to make a difference for nature. We welcome over five million visitors each year, our digital output reaches hundreds of thousands of people in over 200 countries each month and our touring exhibitions have been seen by around 30 million people in the last 10 years.