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Museum of the Moon

Friday - Sunday from 23 September-23 October 19:00-21:00
Monday 24-Sunday 30 October 19:00-21:00

Kindly sponsored by Friel Homes.

Marvel at this stunning artwork of the moon, suspended in the Nave of Lichfield Cathedral.

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.

For a truly special experience, the Cathedral will be open for evening events where the artwork will come into its own: internally lit to shine like the moon accompanied by a surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones.

You may view the full t&cs here.

Adults £5.00 (Aged 16+)
Children £3.00 (Under 16s)

Under 3s go FREE 
Please book a free ticket.

Photo: Ely Cathedral, UK, 2019 (c) James Billings

Museum of the Moon has been co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. These include: Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Brighton Festival, Without Walls, Cork Midsummer Festival, We The Curious, Lakes Alive, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes  and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The artwork has also been created in partnership with the UK Space Agency, University of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.

Library Tour

Dates throughout the year | 10:30-12:00
The Library, tucked away at the top of a spiral staircase, is one of the Cathedral's best-loved treasures. We are pleased to be able to open the library for a series of public tours this year. Climb the 35 spiral steps, see the library for yourself and explore some of our fascinating, and internationally significant book collection.
This year's tour will include books and manuscripts from the library of William Seymour, 2nd Duke of Somerset, 1588-1660, including a 1420 illuminated copy of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer. 

Tickets £18
You must be able to climb 35 spiral steps to take part in this tour.

Accessible tours 

This tour is designed for those unable to ascend the spiral staircase.  Tours will take place at ground level in the Chapter House.  Suitable for wheelchair users.
- Wednesday 14 September 10:30am

Candle-lit tours
This atmospheric tour takes place in the evening under LED candlelight. 
- Friday 11 November 7:30pm
- Tuesday 6 December 7:30pm

Hidden Heights Tour

Our expert guides will take you on a journey through the vaulted roof spaces of the Cathedral, finding hidden gems and intriguing stories along the way. The highlight of the tour being the stunning view of the city and surrounding areas from the rooftop. 

Tours last approximately 75 minutes.

Please note the terms and conditions.

Tours are subject to cancellation in adverse weather conditions.
The tour is open only to adults and children 8 years old and over.
Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
The maximum ratio is 2 children to 1 adult.
The visit is unsuitable for anyone who suffers from heart or respiratory disorders, or any medical or other condition which could be adversely affected by the climb (for example claustrophobia or vertigo).
Everyone taking part in the visit must have both hands free for the climb of 90 spiral steps to the roof.
Bulky or larger items of baggage therefore must be left at ground level.  
Items can be left out of general view and collected afterwards but left at the owners’ risk.
Sensible, sturdy footwear must be worn. No flip-flops, high heels, slippers, etc. For your own safety, you will not be allowed to climb if you are wearing inappropriate footwear.

Note that we are not able to refund or transfer tickets if the conditions of booking are not met.

Dates this summer
Tickets £10 (Children 8-16 £5)

St Chad: legacy, tradition, future

The Reinstatement of the Shrine of St Chad at Lichfield Cathedral
St Chad: legacy, tradition, future

Friday 28 October 2022, 10:00-15:30

As part of the preparations for the reinstatement of the Shrine of St Chad at Lichfield Cathedral, we are holding a day conference on Friday 28 October 2022 entitled St Chad: legacy, tradition, future to explore the history and theology of shrines and pilgrimages and their contribution (or roles) today. 

Our panel of expert contributors includes: The Revd Professor Dee Dyas (Professor of the History of Christianity, University of York), Dr Jan Graffius (Curator at Stonyhurst College where the collection includes post-reformation relics from the 16th century to Oscar Romero), Dr Louise Hampson (Research Fellow: Heritage Research and Partnerships Coordinator, The Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, York), and Dr John Jenkins (Assistant Director of the Centre for Pilgrimage Studies, University of York). 

The conference will be held in College Hall, The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LG, and will be chaired by the Dean of Lichfield, The Very Revd Adrian Dorber. 

Cost: £18.00 which includes tea and coffee during the day, and a light sandwich lunch.

Please note that the deadline for booking is Monday 24 October.


Sing Choir of Angels

Friday 16 December - Tuesday 20 December with entry from 17:30

Join us for a light show with a difference by acclaimed animation team: Illuminos.

Journey through the joyful story of the Nativity through the popular carol O Come All Ye Faithful, exploring its links to Lichfield.

Enjoy a spectacular light show around the Close, and on the front of the Cathedral, listen to popular carols, and head inside to soak up the atmosphere of this special time of year.

Please ensure you have read the FAQs which include our Terms and Conditions ahead of booking - https://www.lichfield-cathedral.org/downloads/sing-choir-of-angels-2022-faq.pdf

Sing Choirs of Angels at Lichfield Cathedral is kindly sponsored by Richard Wintertons Auctioneers LTD.