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Durham Cathedral prepares for transformation as light and sound show Luxmuralis returns this October


This autumn, visitors can experience Durham Cathedral in a whole new light as from 6.45pm every evening, between 11-15 October, the cathedral will be flooded with light and sound.


This immersive experience will illuminate the inside of Durham Cathedral and visitors will take a journey through elements, DNA and molecules with stunning projections on the cathedral’s centuries-old architecture.


Thousands of visitors came to Durham Cathedral in October 2022 to see Life by Luxmuralis and were immersed in a journey through earth, sea and sky.


After the sell out success of Life, visitors are urged to buy their tickets as soon as possible for Science - an entirely different show delving into chemistry and biology, and the great minds of scientists.


Andrew Usher, Chief Officer: Visitor Experience and Enterprise at Durham Cathedral says,

“We’re delighted to welcome the artists behind Luxmuralis back to Durham Cathedral again next month. We've had a fantastic response from visitors about this show and we urge people to get their tickets now to avoid any disappointment, as many timeslots have now sold out. In 2022, the show was sold out from the first night with over 12,300 people visiting the cathedral during the five night run. With a different show and a new route through the cathedral, we can't wait to see what Science brings this autumn."

By day the cathedral will appear as normal, then each evening the space will be clear of pews and visitors can use the seating at the sides to take a moment to pause as the cathedral’s soaring columns are transformed with dazzling projections exploring the history of science and how it has contributed to humanity and its understanding of the world.


Also new for 2023, the journey will take visitors out into the Cloisters where more projections will explore chemistry and biology across the stone arches of the medieval courtyard before leading people into the Chapter House, where the domed ceiling will also play host to a spectacular scientific display of light and sound.


The artwork was created by the artistic collaboration Luxmuralis. Their works have been touring cathedrals in England for several years.


Science by Luxmuralis is suitable for all ages and visitors will be able to experience the event from 6.45 - 9.15pm from 11-15 October. Entry to the cathedral is by a timed ticket only. Adults £9, Children (under 18) £5, Infants (under 3) free.


To find out more and book tickets visit www.durhamcathedral.co.uk/science

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