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Our Place in Space | Guided Tours of the Solar System

Join us for a guided tour of the solar system on the spectacular Midsummer Common. Our tours are tailored to different interests and abilities, with something for everyone!

  • 30th July 2022 - 18th August 2022
  • 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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. Jump to Jupiter, visit Venus and swing by the Sun without ever leaving Earth!

Find the right guided tour for you below:

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

Please visit our website to book your space in advance. Spaces are limited.


  • Disabled Accessibility

Accessibility Facilities

  • Accessibility Guide
  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible

Did you know?

With over 800 years of history, tread in the footsteps of many famous faces, including Charles Darwin, James Watson and France Crick, Rosalind Franklin, Sylvia Plath and Professor Stephen Hawking.