Peterborough welcomes Finny the Shark!

June 5, 2024

Peterborough Cathedral is thrilled to announce the arrival of Finny the Shark, the intrepid mascot for this summer’s eagerly anticipated exhibition, Monsters of the Sea kindly sponsored by ARU Peterborough. Finny made a splashing entrance to the city, arriving by train last Friday, and is eagerly gearing up to explore all that Peterborough has to offer.

Finny the Shark will be the star attraction of the Cathedral’s summer exhibition, aimed at engaging visitors of all ages with fun and educational activities. The exhibition will feature interactive displays, fascinating marine life facts, and captivating stories about ocean conservation, all brought to life by Finny himself.

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Finny to Peterborough Cathedral,” said Paul Stainton, Head of Marketing at Peterborough Cathedral. “Finny embodies the excitement and educational spirit of our summer exhibition. We believe Finny will be a fantastic ambassador, helping to inspire and educate our visitors about the wonders of the ocean and the importance of preserving it.”

Finny’s adventures will include exploring local landmarks, participating in community events including Peterborough Celebrates where he enjoyed meeting lots of new people and even taking a dip in the Lido!


Visitors to the Monsters of the Sea exhibition can look forward to:

Interactive Displays: Learn about the diverse species that inhabit our oceans and the ecosystems they live in.

Educational Workshops: Hands-on activities designed to teach children and adults alike about marine biology and conservation.

Meet-and-Greet with Finny and Friends: Get a chance to meet Finny in person and snap a memorable photo in one of the sea themed photo booths.

Monsters of the Sea runs from 15th July to 1st September, with special events and activities planned throughout the summer. Join us in welcoming Finny the Shark to Peterborough and dive into an ocean of fun and learning at the Cathedral this summer!