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Gaia comes to Truro Cathedral

When is Gaia at Truro Cathedral?

Gaia will be at Truro Cathedral from Friday 6 to Saturday 28 October 2023.

How to get to Gaia at Truro Cathedral

Take the train to Truro station and then it’s just a 15-minute walk to Truro Cathedral. Alternatively, there are regular bus services from the station that will drop you a couple of minutes away.

What to expect from Gaia at Truro Cathedral

This October Truro Cathedral is welcoming Luke Jerram’s spectacular touring artwork, Gaia.

Measuring seven metres in diameter, Gaia features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface (compiled from the Visible Earth series, NASA) and will be suspended above the cathedral Crossing, providing the opportunity to see the planet on this scale, floating in three dimensions.

A specially made surround-sound composition by BAFTA award winning Composer Dan Jones will be played alongside the sculpture.

In addition to the chance for visitors to experience Gaia during general visiting hours, there will also be a range of events and activities accompanying the installation for people to enjoy.

There is no charge to see Gaia during general visiting hours but donations to Truro Cathedral of £5 are encouraged. General visiting hours are, for the most part, Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 17:00 and Sundays from 11.30 to 15.30. However, prior to your visit, please check the events page for any variations due to other events and activities taking place.

There are also opportunities to see Gaia during three relaxed viewing sessions which are designed to be neuro-diversity friendly.

Alternatively, experience ‘Gaia by Night’ – 1-hour ticketed sessions held after dark, which costs £6.50 per person (free for under 11s).

Or enjoy the opportunity to see Gaia from a truly unique perspective with the Celestial Heights Tour. During general visiting times, tickets are £12.50 per person. During Gaia by Night, tickets are £19.00 per person.

All funds raised go to directly supporting the care and upkeep of Truro Cathedral.