Museum of the Moon

Museum of the Moon at University of Bristol

Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven meters in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. 

At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimeter of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. Over its lifetime, the 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. The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. Each venue also programmes their own series of lunar inspired events beneath the moon.

The Wye Valley River Festival returns 5 – 20 May 2018. This ambitious Arts & Environment Festival travels down the Wye, celebrating nature, culture and life within the Wye Valley Area Outstanding Natural Beauty.  

The Festival in partnership with Cadw present the magical Museum of the Moon at Tintern Abbey  14th - 20th May. Created by international artist Luke Jerram, an impressive 7 metre moon will be suspended high in the ruins of the abbey, glowing as night falls.

14 May Museum of the Moon opening night

Evenings from the 14th – 20th May
14th May 8.00- 10.00pm
15th – 20th May 6.00- 10.00pm
Tickets – Adult £3.80/ Child £3.00/ Family £12.00

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Dates, times and prices

14 May - 19 May 2018

8.00pm - 10.00pm

Adult - £3.80
Family - £12.00
Senior citizens, students and children under 16 - £3.00

Location information

Tintern Abbey

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Facilities and information

Baby changing Cycle stands Disabled access Dogs welcome Exhibition Gift shop Guidebook No smoking Charging car park Portable induction loop Toilets
  • A toilet is available for users with a disability and limited mobility 
  • Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
  • No smoking
  • Cadw do not allow drone flying from or over its guardianship sites, except by contractors commissioned for a specific purpose, who satisfy stringent CAA criteria, have the correct insurances and are operating under controlled conditions.
  • This site is registered on the No Fly Drone website
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