Marvel at Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon as it lands in Southwark this October
Following the success of Gaia in Southwark Cathedral’s nave last autumn, artist Luke Jerram returns to Southwark this October with his incredible Museum of the Moon artwork. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the replica of the moon features high resolution 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.
This awe-inspiring large-scale display features minute detail of the lunar surface using NASA imagery, and a surround sound composition by BAFTA-winning composer Dan Jones.
Over its lifetime, Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.
We will be operating 30-minute timeslots for this event, you can arrive at any point during your timeslot. Early admittance is not permitted but we will do our best to accommodate latecomers where possible.
- Adult: £3
- Children (4-17): £1.50
- Children (0-3): FREE
- Family (2 x Adults 2 x Paying Children): £7
Daytime visits to Museum of the Moon at Southwark Cathedral
- We will be operating 30 minute timeslots, you can arrive at any point during your timeslot. Early admittance is not permitted but we will do our best to accommodate latecomers where possible. Please note that if you book the last slot of the day, last entry to the Cathedral will be 15 minutes before the advertised end time.
- We strongly advise you purchase your tickets in advance as we cannot guarantee you will be able to enter on the day during your preferred timeslot due to how busy we are expecting to be busy.
- Monday mornings between 9.30am - 11am are set aside for those who may have neurodiverse conditions, those with dementia, or anyone who may benefit from a bit more space and less stimulation. This time slot is designed for those who may need to enjoy Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon in a quieter and more relaxed setting. We will have a higher level of lighting on, smaller capacity and will not be playing the accompanying soundtrack.
- A one way system will be in place during the Museum of the Moon residence. Entrance will be via the Cathedral Churchyard opposite Borough Market and exit will be via the Cathedral courtyard located on the north side opposite the River Thames. This route is accessible for all.
- Due to events takingplace in the Cathedral, we may need to restrict access to Museum of the Moon on certain days. Please keep an eye on this webpage for full details.