Museum of the Moon
13th February - 4th March 2020
Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.
It measures seven metres in diameter and features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. 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 including several UK Cathedrals and Museums. As it travels from place to place, it gathers new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science. Luke Jerram, the artist behind the Museum of the Moon says “I am delighted to bring Museum of the Moon to Rochester. For most people, this will be their most intimate, personal and closest encounter they will ever have with the Moon.” The Rev’d Canon Christopher Dench, Vice Dean of Rochester Cathedral says “We are absolutely delighted to be hosting this stunning and awe-inspiring art work.
The Cathedral is a place where we welcome everyone to come and think, explore and contemplate their place in the world and the lives of others. This installation is the perfect complement to this, giving us all the opportunity to wonder and ponder on the beauty and scale of God’s creation and our role within it.
A full programme of lunar inspired events will take place at the Cathedral alongside the artwork.
These will be announced shortly but include concerts, lectures and evening receptions. There will also be a fun programme of family activities for February Half Term.
Opening times will be 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 12pm – 5pm on Sundays. There will also be some evenings where the Cathedral will stay open for visitors until 9pm. Entry to the Cathedral during the day is free but there will be a charge for additional activities and evening openings. Photo by (c) James Billings at Ely Cathedral
Baby changing facilities
Locally produced food