If you’re planning on a visit to Birkenhead Town Hall to see the amazing ‘Museum of the Moon’ exhibit, call in to Woodside Ferry Village for some delicious food and drink. Prepare to be awe-struck as the moon comes to Birkenhead Town Hall’s magnificent Assembly Room for October half-term. Museum of the Moon by UK artist Luke Jerram brings the moon almost close enough to touch, in breath-taking detail.
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Measuring seven metres in diameter, the mesmerising installation features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. Each centimetre of the internally lit sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.
Museum of the Moon is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. The world-famous installation will be accompanied by a special programme of lunar-inspired events beneath it.
The moon has always inspired humanity. Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet. It has been used as a timekeeper, calendar and been a source of light to aid nighttime navigation. Throughout history the moon has inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over.
The ethereal blue light cast by a full moon, the delicate crescent following the setting sun, or the mysterious dark side of the moon has evoked passion and exploration. Different cultures around the world have their own historical, cultural, scientific and religious relationships to the moon. And yet somehow, despite these differences, the moon connects us all.
Museum of The Moon (25 Oct 2019 - 15 Nov 2019)
* Wednesday – Saturday: 11am - 6pm (plus Tuesday 29 October: 11am - 6pm)
*Viewing times are subject to change, please check before you travel.
Birkenhead Town Hall
Hamilton Street BIRKENHEAD CH41 5BR