Museum of the Moon

Museum of the Moon

Prices: Free of charge

Venue: The Apex

Event details

50 years since man first walked on the moon, enjoy an immersive lunar experience at The Apex…

Artist Luke Jerram’s enormous Moon was created using detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface with an approximate scale of 1:500,000 – each centimetre of the 7 metre spherical sculpture represents 5 kilometres of the moon’s surface!

The internally lit installation gives visitors a surreal up-close experience by fusing lunar imagery and moonlight with a surround sound composition by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winner Dan Jones.

This incredible touring artwork is sure to delight adults and children alike, bringing the nearest wonder of the night sky closer to home and firing imaginations…

Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet, been used as a timekeeper, calendar and to aid night time navigation, and inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over. Museum of the Moon allows us to observe our own interpretations of the moon and its place in our world, contemplate the various beliefs and mythologies surrounding the moon, and consider the latest moon science.

“It creates a personal connection with the nocturnal sky, heightening the experience of gazing at a 'full moon' by generating a sense of nearness. The installation exudes extraordinary gentleness and inspires reflection, contemplation, celebration, and respect.” - Marseille Arts Curator

Please note: The moon will not be accessible after 1pm on Tuesday 19 February due to rehearsals taking place in the auditorium.

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Dates: Tuesday 19 February - Saturday 23 February
Times: 10am-4pm (10am-2pm Tuesday 19 February)
Tickets: Free admission, donations welcome
Booking: Not required, just come along!
Venue: The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

This event is part of the 2019 Suffolk Science Festival run by Kinetic Science. Please click here for more information.

Co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. These include: At-Bristol, Kimmel Center, Lakes Alive, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, Brighton Festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Without Walls, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes and Cork Midsummer Festival. The artwork has also been created in partnership with the UK Space Agency, University of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.

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