Skip to content

Tim Peake’s Spacecraft

Tim Peake’s historic capsule lands in November, along with a space-age virtual reality experience narrated by the astronaut himself.

Presented by Samsung and SMG

On 18 June 2016, Tim Peake returned to Earth in the Soyuz TMA-19M descent module after six months on board the International Space Station, where he conducted experiments, walked in space and even ran a marathon. The Science Museum Group and Samsung have joined forces to bring this historic piece of engineering to Locomotion from 22 November.

Ages 13+ can also retrace Tim’s 400km journey back to Earth from the ISS in Space Descent VR, an out-of-this-world virtual reality experience narrated by Tim Peake himself. Use Samsung Gear VR to enjoy a 360⁰ look inside the Soyuz capsule and experience the thrill of being an astronaut.

The museum will open at 13.00pm on 22 November for the launch of this exhibition.

Booking an educational visit? Contact us for more information.

Don’t miss…

Mission: Space

Unearth your inner astronaut with hands-on family fun to accompany Tim Peake’s Spacecraft

  • Tim Peake was the first man to run a marathon from space
  • His first meal on the ISS was a bacon sandwich
  • Soyuz TMA-19M is the first flown, manned spacecraft in the UK’s national space technology collection


Soyuz TMA-19M was acquired by the Science Museum Group in December 2016.