Gaia at Durham Cathedral

In summer 2023, we welcomed Luke Jerram's awe-inspiring artwork, Gaia.

Gaia at Durham Cathedral

Over 140,000 people visited us

Over the 9 weeks, 140,000 people visited the cathedral to see Luke Jerram's Gaia

Over 1,400 joined a event

Over 1,400 people booked one of the unique events – from yoga to silent discos

August saw 72% visitor increase

Visitor figures in August, saw an increase of 72% over the same time period in 2022

What is Gaia?

Gaia is a giant illuminated globe installation by UK artist Luke Jerram.

The seven-metre diameter Earth installation gives the unique opportunity to see our home planet on this scale and reflect on the importance of caring for nature.

It features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface and a specially made surround sound composition by BAFTA award winning Composer, Dan Jones, is played alongside the sculpture to give a truly out-of-this-world experience.

Gaia at Durham Cathedral