The view from The Observatory is spectacular

Posted by: Richard Abbey
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Sheffield Cathedral’s new light installation will take you to the edge of the universe and back.

The Observatory, by the award-winning artistic collaboration, Luxmuralis, who brought The Angels are Coming to the Cathedral for Christmas, opens on 13 March.


The interior of Sheffield Cathedral will be transformed once more for another eight days of incredible illuminations.

Set to bespoke music throughout, The Observatory will be a spectacular immersive experience. Light artworks projected onto the interior of the Cathedral will expose the beauty of one of Sheffield’s oldest buildings. Visitors will also have the chance to see original footage of the first moon landing in 1969, experience walking on Mars, wonder about the creation story and the Big Bang theory and view a dazzling image of the Earth as seen from space under a galaxy of stars.

The Very Reverend Peter Bradley, DL The Dean of Sheffield said: “It was a big decision for the Cathedral to commit to The Angels are Coming but we’re so glad we did. The response from the people of Sheffield and further afield was incredible. More than 11,500 people visited our Cathedral, many of whom had not been in the Cathedral before. It was wonderful to see so many families here. So we are thrilled to be working with Peter Walker and the Luxmuralis team again for The Observatory and can’t wait to see the Cathedral transformed again through imaginative use of light, sound and digital imagery.”

The Observatory runs from 13-20 March. Tickets are on sale from the Cathedral website or in person from the Cathedral Gift Shop and are priced £6 for adults, £4 for children (aged 4 to 12), children aged 3 and under FREE. A family ticket is £17.50 (2 adults and 2 children).

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