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Museum of the Moon at Rochester Cathedral
February 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - March 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
A giant replica of the Moon arrives at Rochester Cathedral in February. It will be on display in the Nave for three weeks from 13th February to the 4th March 2020. this will be the first time the artwork has been displayed in Kent.
The Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. It measures 7 metres in diameter and features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar suface. Each centimetre represents 5km of the moon’s surface. Alongside 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 Museum of the Moon has been presented in a number of locations across the world and as it travels from location to location, it gathers new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.
A full programme of lunar inspired events will take place at the Cathedral alongside the artwork. These will be announced shortly but includes concerts, lectures and evening receptions. there will also be fun programmes of family activities for February half-term.
Opening times will be 10 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday and 12 pm to 5 pm on Sundays. There will also be some evenings where the Cathedral will stay open for visitors until 9 pm. Entry to the Cathedral during the day is free but there will be a charge for additional activities and evening openings.
The Museum of the Moon has been co-commissioned by a no. of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. The artwork has been created in partnership with the UK Space Agency, University of Bristol, ArtScience Museum and the Association for Science and Discovery Centres.
Entry cost is £2 for adults and £1 for under 18’s. Tickets can be purchased on the door (cash only). Note: last admission is 8.30 pm.