Museum of the Moon
By Visit Derby
Created September 1, 2023
Last updated November 6, 2023
12 OCTOBER - 10 NOVEMBER 2023
Welcome to the enchanting realm of the Museum of Moon, nestled within the historic confines of Derby Cathedral. Step into a world where science, art, and imagination converge to offer a mesmerising journey through space and time. As you enter this captivating exhibition, you will find yourself transported to a celestial dreamscape, where a colossal and meticulously detailed replica of the moon takes centre stage.
This extraordinary installation, created by the visionary artist Luke Jerram, marries the realms of art and science seamlessly. Suspended within the hallowed walls of Derby Cathedral, the Museum of Moon invites you to explore the moon's intricate surface, every nook and crater brought to life with astonishing precision. Bask in the gentle, ethereal glow that emanates from this awe-inspiring creation, casting a spellbinding ambiance that encourages contemplation and wonder.
Beyond its striking visual appeal, the Museum of Moon beckons you to delve into the depths of lunar exploration, history, and cultural significance. Discover the tales of humanity's lunar endeavors, from the historic Apollo missions to contemporary research and aspirations for interstellar exploration. Engage with interactive exhibits that delve into the scientific mysteries of our closest celestial neighbour, uncovering its influence on Earth's tides, rhythms, and even artistic inspiration.
Whether you're an astronomy enthusiast, an art aficionado, or simply a curious soul seeking a unique and immersive experience, the Museum of Moon at Derby Cathedral promises to leave an indelible mark on your imagination. Join us on this celestial odyssey, where the boundaries between art and science blur, and the moon's captivating beauty comes alive in ways you've never imagined.
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There is a programme of events taking place throughout the exhibition with something for everyone. From a dining experience under the moon, concerts and live performances to well-being events, poetry readings and a kids take-over from the National Space Centre.