Anticipation is building as Peterborough Cathedral gears up for the grand opening of its summer exhibition, Monsters of the Sea.

Running from July 15 to September 1, the event will feature displays, interactive exhibits, and a deep dive into the mysteries of the prehistoric ocean. 

The exhibition - sponsored by ARU Peterborough - will showcase a range of sea creatures, from the modern day great white shark to the plesiosaurus and giant livyatan melville.

"Don’t know what that is? Come along and find out!" said a spokesperson for Peterborough Cathedral.

"Whether you’re looking for a family day out or you’re an ocean enthusiast, Monsters of the Sea offers something for everyone."

Adding a playful touch to the exhibition is Finny the Shark, the mascot who has been making waves around the city with his exciting escapades.

Finny's latest adventure took him to the Peterborough Lido, where he caused quite a stir.

The surprise visit had swimmers and sunbathers alike buzzing with excitement, and photos of Finny's fun-filled day have been making the rounds on social media, adding to the buzz about the upcoming exhibition.

Finny also visited Peterborough United Football Club to train with the team for a day.

In the signature blue of Peterborough United, Finny blended right in with the team, showcasing his enthusiasm and team spirit. His playful antics and friendly demeanor made him an instant hit, capturing the hearts of everyone at the training session.

In a ceremonious moment, Finny was even officially signed as an honorary member of POSH.

Paul Stainton, head of marketing and communications at the cathedral, said: "We are thrilled to host Monsters of the Sea this summer.

"It’s a wonderful opportunity for families and individuals to explore the wonders of the ocean right here in Peterborough.

"Finny the Shark's adventures have already brought so much joy to our community, and we can't wait to see everyone at the exhibition.

"With just one week to go, the final preparations are in full swing, and the team is eagerly putting the finishing touches to what promises to be a memorable and educational experience for all."