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MUSEUM OF THE MOON

Thu 23 - Sun 26 Sep, 6.30pm - 9pm

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Inspired by our collection and the Chinese Moon Festival, from Thu 23 – Sun 26 September we are presenting the Museum of the Moon, a spectacular touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram, in the backdrop of our iconic courtyard.

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.

The Moon Festival is an annual autumn celebration coinciding with 21st September 2021 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. Join us for an incredible evening with fire pits, delicious food and moon gazing.

FOOD – AT AN ADDITIONAL COST

  • Traditional pulled pork, seasoning, apple sauce and crackling in a brioche bun
  • BBQ jack fruit burger, guacamole
  • Soup of the day – pumpkin and spiced butternut squash
  • In addition to this the Pod in the Park will be selling popcorn, snacks and luxury hot chocolates.

All provided by our partners Fosters Events for an out of this world foodie experience!

  • Saturday and Sunday – Tuck into freshly cooked pizza from The Handmade Pizza Company
  • Sunday – Treat yourself to the most amazing Doughnuts around from Project D

DATES AVAILABLE: 23,24, 25 & 26 September

ADULT: £15
CHILD: £5*
FAMILY: £35 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
*3-18 years, under 3’s FREE

Contact us for a carers ticket.
Seats will be available on request.

Doors open 6.30pm

Banner image: Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram. OORtreders Festival, Belgium, 2016
Right image: Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram at Compton Verney 2020

Museum of the Moon has been 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 AliveProvincial 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.

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