MUSEUM OF THE MOON
Thu 23 - Sun 26 Sep, 6.30pm - 9pmBook Now
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
All provided by our partners Fosters Events for an out of this world foodie experience!
DATES AVAILABLE: 23,24, 25 & 26 September
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 Festival, Without Walls, Cork Midsummer Festival, We The Curious, Lakes 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 Agency, University of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.
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