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FEATURED: Gaia exhibition

06 March 2018

Saturday, 20 November 2021–Friday, 24 December 2021

Silohuette of a parent holding a child aloft in front of a large model Earth.

Event details

  • Price: free
  • Address: Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU. Find address on Google Maps
  • Suitable for: Adults, children, teenagers, families, businesses
  • Contact:
  • Organised by: Rochdale Borough Council, Your Trust, The Garfield Weston Foundation

Opening times

The exhibition is open:

  • Monday: 9am–5pm
  • Tuesday: 9am–6pm
  • Wednesday: 9am–5pm
  • Thursday: 9pm–6pm
  • Friday: 9am–5pm
  • Saturday: 10am–5pm
  • Sunday: 1pm–5pm

Plan your journey

The borough of Rochdale enjoys excellent transport links thanks to the M62 motorway to the south of the town, a good rail link between Rochdale and Manchester city centre, a frequent tram service running into Rochdale town centre and frequent bus services to the surrounding areas. For national and international air travel, Manchester Airport is a 35 minute drive from Rochdale town centre.

Do I need to book?

No, you can just turn up. Tickets are not required to attend the Gaia exhibition.

COVID-19 guidance

As the Gaia exhibition is an indoor event, we're recommending all visitors wear face coverings and take a Lateral Flow Test within 24 hours of visiting.

Face coverings are a legal requirement in shops and on public transport. The government expects and recommends people also continue wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you don’t usually meet. In particular, where the risk of transmission is likely to be greater.

About Gaia

UK artist Luke Jerram's internationally renowned 'Gaia' installation is a huge work of art depicting the Earth.

Full view of Gaia.

Special events

There are also special events across the borough to accompany Gaia, themed around looking after our environment and its precious resources.

View special events taking place for Gaia


Gaia is created in partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Bluedot and the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres.

With supporting partners Culture Liverpool and Liverpool Cathedral.

Crowd of people undernath Gaia.


​Events and activities are not organised by Rochdale Borough Council unless stated otherwise. Neither is Rochdale Borough Council responsible for the accuracy of the information provided. If you are under 18, ask your parent/guardian before taking part in any event or activity.