Museum of the Moon

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.

The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones. Each venue also programmes their own series lunar inspired events beneath the moon. As it travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science. Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork.

 

The Moon will open to the public for free during Light Up Lancaster and throughout the month there will be a programme of lunar inspired events in the church.

It can be visited during the day and there will be late-night openings too from 4-9pm on Thursday-Saturday. Admission will be £3 for adults and £1 for children. Advance booking is recommended.

For updates on the events programme and to book tickets to see The Moon, visit lancasterpriory.org


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