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Museum of the Moon

Thu 29 Oct - Sun 1 Nov

Inspired by our Chinese collection and the Chinese Moon Festival, this October half term we are excited to be presenting the Museum of the Moon, a spectacular touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Measuring a massive 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 in our Park, suspended in the avenue of Wellingtonia trees, is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.

The Moon Festival is an annual autumn celebration with a mythology dating back 3000 years. In Chinese culture, the moon symbolises rejuvenation and the festival is a time for family reunion and feasting.


Thu 29 Oct – Sun 1 Nov.
Evening entry, 4pm-8.30pm (by timed site arrival, please arrive promptly)
£7 per adult,  £5 per child (Under 2’s FREE)
Last entry, 7.30pm
Pre-booking is essential. Tickets must be purchased online or call 01926 645500.

Discover secret message with UV torches down at Forest School or follow the magical trail of twinkling lanterns through the Ice House Coppice, made by local communities. We’ve got it all covered, so why not tuck into delicious freshly fired Pizza from the handmade Pizza company or warm up with a mulled wine or speciality sweet hot chocolate courtesy of the The Garden Shed Cafe.

In case of bad weather, there will be an alternative wheelchair route.

Half Term
Join us for a half term of lantern making, fireside storytelling, rocket launching and moon gazing. Daytime entry to the moon will also be available.
Tickets can be purchased online or on arrival from our Welcome Centre.
Find out more about our half term activities.

Luke Jerram – Artist
Luke Jerram’s multidisciplinary practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live arts projects. Living in the UK but working internationally for 19 years, Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe. Jerram has a set of different narratives that make up his practice which are developing in parallel with one another. He is known worldwide for his large scale public artworks.

Museum of the Moon is co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. These include: Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Brighton FestivalWithout Walls, Cork Midsummer FestivalWe The CuriousLakes Alive, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes  and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The artwork has also been created in partnership with the UK Space AgencyUniversity of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.’


Disclaimer: Artwork will not be available to see when wind speeds are above 27kmph and will temporarily be taken down.

Banner image: Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram. OORtreders Festival, Belgium, 2016
Second image: Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram. Greenwich & Docklands Festival, UK, 2017. Photo by @edsimmons_ @visitgreenwich

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