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A night at the Cathedral featuring Rocket Launches, 3D Space Travel & Light Shows

Posted on Tuesday 9 May 2017
Ely Cathedral is introducing two Night at the Cathedral events as part of its month long Science Festival.

The events take place on Monday 22 and Tuesday 30 May from 7.00pm and will feature rockets being launched*, light shows and a 3D planetarium* which takes you up into space to experience the international space station for yourself. If that is not enough there will also be an opportunity to taste the food of the future, see a life size dinosaur head, meet a scientist and discover the fascinating work of science in medicine.  

A Cosmos Roadshow featuring twenty fascinating hands-on activities will be on site and specialist experts will show how genetics are changing our understanding of health and disease and how scientists analyse DNA to help patients with cancer and rare diseases.  You can even find out how your genes affect whether you love or loathe Brussels sprouts.

These evenings take as their inspiration from the museums sector where iconic buildings are open at night for exploration, events and exhibitions.  They also provide a rare opportunity to experience Ely’s magnificent Cathedral by twilight and view the city and beyond at dusk from the top of one of its historic towers.  


Entry is free to the Cathedral including all the activities. There is a £5 admission charge to access the main exhibition and £9 pp for Twilight Tour Tours (Pre Book only).


For further information including key attractions on each date*, admission tickets and tower tours please visit or contact the Box Office on 01353 660349