In June 2016, after six months orbiting the Earth on the International Space Station conducting experiments, walking in space and even running a marathon, Tim Peake returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module.
Now, this historic spacecraft is set to inspire a generation of people all over the country as Samsung and the Science Museum Group present The National Tour of Tim Peake’s Spacecraft.
Launching during the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education, the spacecraft’s display celebrates the truly global effort behind space exploration today.
As Soyuz TMA-19M: Tim Peake’s Spacecraft makes its way across the UK, selected schools will be offered new opportunities to learn about the science of space with the Science Museum Group’s internationally-acclaimed Learning and Outreach team.
Space Descent VR with Tim Peake
This exhilarating 360° 3D state-of-the-art virtual reality experience is made possible with support from Samsung and the generous co-operation of Tim Peake and the European Space Agency. Using the Samsung Gear VR and the very latest in VR technology, it enables visitors to experience what it feels like to sit inside the Soyuz’s descent module as it makes its dangerous high-speed journey back to earth.
Win the chance to host Tim Peake’s Spacecraft
From September 2017, the spacecraft will visit eight locations across the UK over two years, giving hundreds of thousands the chance to see this iconic object up close. Seven venues across the UK have been selected to host the tour so far, with one more space remaining. We are launching a competition to find our final host, who will have the opportunity to display Tim Peake’s spacecraft for up to three months from August to November 2018. Find out more and enter here.
- National Science and Media Museum—Bradford
27 September 2017 – 19 November 2017
- Locomotion—Shildon, County Durham
22 November 2017 – 15 January 2018
- National Railway Museum—York
17 January 2018 – 8 March 2018
- Museum of Science + Industry—Manchester
10 March 2018 – 13 May 2018
- National Museum of Scotland—Edinburgh
Mid-May – mid-Aug 2018
- Venue 6 (competition slot)
tbc mid-Aug – mid-Nov 2018
- National Museum Wales—Cardiff
Mid-Nov 2018 – Jan 2019
- National Museums Northern Ireland: Ulster Museum—Belfast
Mid-Feb 2019 – mid-May 2019
This is a partnership which supports the Science Museum Group to achieve its mission. Find out more on how you can support the work of the Science Museum Group.