A trip to our planetarium is a must for all visitors to the museum! You can blast off on a spectacular journey through space and time, learning about the Universe on your way.

Planetarium shows

Sunshine show

Introduce your babies and toddlers to space with the Sunshine show, aimed specifically at under fives.

Fly me to the moon

New: Meet Scooter, IQ and Nat in Fly me to the Moon, a fantastic adventure for young space fans aged 4 and over.

Earth, moon and sun

New: Join Coyote in a fast-paced, fun show that explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles. Aimed at visitors aged 6 and over.

From Earth to the universe

New: Learn about the journey of cosmic discovery, from the theories of the ancient Greek astronomers to today’s grandest telescopes, in this show aimed at visitors aged 10 and over.

The sky at night

This fun and informative show takes a 10 minute look at the myths and constellations of the night sky.


  • Adult £2.50
    Child £1.50
    Family £7.00
    Members half price
  • There is one free show every day at 4.30pm. This will be the 10 minute 'The sky at night' show. Free tickets will be available at the information 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, whichever 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.


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


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