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 (1st & 2nd November) and throughout the month there will be a programme of lunar inspired events in the church.

After Light Up Lancaster (from the 3rd – 20th November) It can be visited during the day (9am-4pm) and there will be late-night openings too (4pm-9pm) on Thursday-Saturday. Admission will be £3 for adults and £1 for children. Advance booking is recommended.


Events at the Priory

Sunday 3rd November 3pm – Lunar Lecture from Professor Lionel Wilson: Fifty years of working on the moon
Monday 4th November 6:30pm – Yoga under the Moon with Emmaline
Wednesday 6th November 6:30pm – Dinner under the moon: Buffet dinner with piano music
Thursday 7th November 5pm – Creative writing with Yvonne Battle-Felton: If these walls could talk, what stories would they tell?
Thursday 7th November 6pm – Music by the Light of the Moon: Meditative, introspective music inspired by the natural environment
Thursday 7th November 7pm – Story-telling open mic event: All welcome to hear stories under the moon
Thursday 7th November 8pm – Lunar lecture from Professor Robert Walsh: Eclipsing the Sun
Friday 8th November 8pm – Lunar Lecture from Professor Robert Walsh: Eclipsing the Sun
Saturday 9th November 10:30am – Coffee Concert from David Twizell and David Cookson: Songs of Land, Sea and Moon
Saturday 9th November 7pm – William Thomson: Piano
Saturday 9th November 8pm – Lancaster Priory Senior Choral Scholars Quartet
Sunday 10th November 1:10pm – Time to Write Under The Moon with Emma Gittens
Sunday 10th November 3pm – Sunday afternoon piano concert Under the Moon from Yuanfan
Monday 11th November 6:30pm – Tai Chi and Qigong workshop: a special event of light and sharing with Joop including ‘Walking with the moon on your head’
Tuesday 12th November 6:30pm – Join David Redmore, a registered Tai Chi instructor, for an hour of Qigong
Thursday 14th November 8pm – Visions from The Moon with Morecambe Band
Friday 15th November 7pm – Blue Moon Band. Savoury and sweet canapes included. Bar available. Booking essential for this event.
Saturday 16th November 10:30am – Coffee Concert from Sandstone Ukulele band
Sunday 17th Novemeber 3pm – Lunar Lecture from Dr Chris Arridge – Fly Me to the Moon: The Science of Putting Humans on Another World
Monday 18th November 6:30pm – Yoga Under the Moon
Tuesday 19th November 6:30pm – Yoga Under the Moon
Wednesday 20th November 7:30pm – Lunar Lecture from Dr Liz Oakley-Brown: Shakespeare Under the Moon

For more information and to book a place at one of the events, please follow the link below

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