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Our Place in Space - Guided Tours of the Solar System

Sat 30 July - Tue 30 August

Midsummer Common (Stage Tent)

Centered around an epic scale model of the solar system designed by the artist Oliver Jeffers with scientist Professor Stephen Smartt and a creative team led by Nerve Centre, Our Place in Space is a three-dimensional sculpture trail, interactive AR app and exciting learning and events programme.

Our tours are tailored to different interests and abilities so please check the details below to make sure you sign up for the right one for you.

Messages from Mission Control:

All activities are weather dependent and may change subject to the forecast.

All tours begin at the Us and Them Earth at the beginning of the trail.

You will receive an email prior to your activity date with any updates that will affect your booking.

Family Tours with our Creative Learning Team

This tour from our experienced creative learning team will take you on a journey from the Sun to Mars, and has been created as fun for all the family.

Tuesday 9 August @ 10am–11am

Wednesday 10 August @ 10am–11am

Thursday 11 August @ 2pm–3pm

Friday 12 August @ 2pm–3pm

Family Tours with Dr Matthew Bothwell

Take a tour from the Sun to Saturn with Dr Matthew Bothwell, and learn all about our Solar System. This is an opportunity for you to have a conversation with Matthew and ask all your space related questions.

Saturday 6 August @ 12pm–1.30pm

Thursday 18 August @ 7pm–8.30pm

Interstellar Tours with Hunt & Darton

A chance to see the planets and city from a different angle with enigmatic duo Hunt & Darton.

Saturday 30 July @ 12pm and 4pm

Sunday 31 July @ 12pm and 2pm

Cost: Free

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Please refer to our website regarding times and tour types.

Website Email: info@ourplaceinspace.earth


In person

All times

Sat 30 July 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Sun 31 July 12:00PM - 1:00PM
2:00PM - 3:00PM
Sat 6 August 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Tue 9 August 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Wed 10 August 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Thu 11 August 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Fri 12 August 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Thu 18 August 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Tue 30 August 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Address: Midsummer Common (Stage Tent)
Midsummer Common
United Kingdom
Email: info@ourplaceinspace.earth