A trip to our planetarium is a must for all visitors to the museum! You can blast off on a spectacular journeythroughspace and time, learning about the Universe on your way. Buy your tickets on the day in venue.

During school holidays the Planetarium will follow the weekend timetable. See a full list of school holiday dates

Substance show

Substance - A whole history of hollows and reliefs

 Throughout weekends in September we will be showing a one off show in partnership with FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology). This unique show by Phil Coy explores the materials and processes that enable us to create images of the earth’s surface, and reveals the scars that the extraction of these materials leave behind. 

Dates:            2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 September and 1 October
Time:             4:30pm
Cost:              Collect a free ticket from the information desk


  • Adult £2.50
    Child £1.50
    Family £7.00
    Members half price
  • There is one free show every day and this will be the 10 minute 'The sky at night' show. Free tickets will be available at theinformation desk.
  • Tickets are available on the day of the show from 10am until 15 minutes before the show starts (or until they are all gone, which ever is sooner).
  • Tickets are only available from the information desk on the ground floor and are on a first come first served basis.
  • Tickets cannot be booked in advance.

Show transcripts

Nightwatch fact sheet

Download our monthly night sky fact sheet for interesting things to look out for in the night sky this month!

Further information


New Planetarium shows are out of this world!

New Planetarium shows are out of this world!

16 June

World Museum’s Planetarium launches a brand new programme of shows beginning on Monday 20 June. Read more about New Planetarium shows are out of this world!

Major Tim Peake telephones the museum from space!

World Museum celebrates Tim Peake’s return to Earth

13 June

After six months floating almost 200 miles above the planet on the International Space Station, Major Tim Peake returns to Earth on Saturday 18 June. At World Museum, we’ve followed his trip closely. Read more about World Museum celebrates Tim Peake’s return to Earth