The Soyuz spacecraft used by British astronaut Tim Peake is coming to Peterborough Cathedral.

The cathedral has won a competition to become the sixth location on the spacecraft's national tour.

Chosen by the Science Museum Group, it will host Soyuz and a Space Descent VR experience from August 11th until November 5th.

The Soyuz spacecraft. Credit: Science Museum Group.

Soyuz TMA-19M was used by Major Peake for his Principia mission in 2015-2016.

It is expected that Tim Peake’s spacesuit will also be part of the display, as well as the parachute used in the spacecraft’s return to earth.

“I’m absolutely delighted that we shall be hosting the Soyuz spacecraft in Peterborough, especially in the year we celebrate the Cathedral’s 900th anniversary.

The Very Revd Chris Dalliston, Dean of Peterborough Cathedral