Gaia – Monday 5 to Sunday 25 February

Measuring seven metres in diameter, Gaia provides the opportunity to see our planet floating in three dimensions in the vast space of Lincoln Cathedral’s Nave.

Contemplate the wonder of life on earth and experience the Overview Effect; astronauts report a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for the environment.

This event is included in your Cathedral admission. Children aged 16 and under visit for free.

Opening times

Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm

Sundays 11.30am to 2.30pm


Join us for the special events taking place while Gaia is on display in the Cathedral

Star Lincs Planetarium
Monday 12 – Tuesday 13 February
Various times throughout the day

Learn all about space, in the Star Lincs Planetarium.  Fun for all the family, crawl through the entrance tunnel into the dome, where you’ll learn all about space and the stars.

Admission £4.00*

Book your tickets here!
Rhubarb Theatre
Thursday 15 February
10.15am, 11.30am, 1pm and 2.15pm

The much-loved Rhubarb Theatre team will be on hand in the Chapter House to lead guided storytelling based on the book  ‘Is This My Home?’ by Sean Henrick Moore.

Wow Factor Facepainting will also be offering free face painting from 10am – 4pm!

Free with your Cathedral admission*

Thursday 8, 15, 22 February

Following Gaia at night we invite you to join us for this calm, reflective service in the peaceful atmosphere of the Cathedral as the day draws to
a close.

Admission to all services is free.

Gaia at night
Thursday 8, 15, 22 February
6.30pm to 8.30pm

Accompanied by an exclusive soundtrack, Gaia at night is a special experience. Fully immersive, and different to during the day, it truly is spectacular.  The cathedral will open late on Thursdays during the installation between 6.30pm and 8.30pm

Admission: Free

Half term fun
Saturday 10 to Friday 16 February

Join us in the learning centre to create a giant earth collage and take part in our creative recycling crafts!

Free with your Cathedral admission*

Recitals under the earth
Tuesday 20 and Thursday 22 February, 1pm-2pm
Friday 23 February, 11.30am – 12noon

Join Lincoln Cathedral’s choral scholars under the earth for a free recital, every Friday during the installation. Each week has an earthly theme and will last 20 – 30 minutes with music from Vaughan Williams, Handel, Mahler and Sibellius.

Free with your Cathedral admission*

*Please note: Cathedral adult admission applies. Gift Aid your admission to receive an annual pass and visit as many times as you like for a year. Children aged 16 years and under visit Lincoln Cathedral for free with a paying adult.