Museum of the Moon

Friday 25 October - Friday 15 November

Birkenhead Town Hall

Prepare to be awe-struck as the moon comes to Birkenhead Town Hall’s magnificent Assembly Room for October half-term. Museum of the Moon by UK artist Luke Jerram brings the moon almost close enough to touch, in breath-taking detail.

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the mesmerising installation features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. Each centimetre of the internally lit sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.

Museum of the Moon is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. The world-famous installation will be accompanied by a special programme of lunar-inspired events beneath it.

The moon has always inspired humanity. Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet. It has been used as a timekeeper, calendar and been a source of light to aid nighttime navigation. Throughout history the moon has inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over. The ethereal blue light cast by a full moon, the delicate crescent following the setting sun, or the mysterious dark side of the moon has evoked passion and exploration. Different cultures around the world have their own historical, cultural, scientific and religious relationships to the moon. And yet somehow, despite these differences, the moon connects us all.

Public Viewing Times

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Events Programme

A series of lunar-inspired events will also take place under the moon – this special programme of activities will be revealed soon.

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. These include: We The Curious, 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 Councilship with the UK Space Agency, University of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.
IMAGE: Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram. University of Bristol, UK, 2017. Photo: Carolyn Eaton