Past Event

Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram

Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram
After mesmerising millions across the globe, Luke Jerram’s glorious gleaming moon will shine brightly in Stoke-on-Trent this summer...
 
Museum of the Moon is a spectacular seven-metre-wide, floating moon sculpture with detailed NASA imagery on its surface. Each centimetre of the replica equals 5 kms of the lunar surface.

Escape under moonlight as the lunar lit installation featuring a surround sound composition by BAFTA winner Dan Jones whisks you away to another planet. 
 
Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Discover more here

Living in the UK but working internationally for 19 years, Luke Jerram has created a number of extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people around the globe, including here in Stoke-on-Trent with Play Me I’m Yours in 2014 and Lullaby in 2015.

 


The Big Feast Under the Moon

Museum of the Moon is accompanied by an exciting programme of moon-inspired events and activities for you to enjoy under moonlight.

Museum of the Moon is free to view but we gratefully welcome any donations to help us keep delivering fantastic art in Stoke-on-Trent. If you are able, please do give a donation after viewing in the King’s Hall entrance foyer. 

**Please note this programme is still being updated and added to. Please check back here and on our Facebook event page before making your trip for updates.**

Download your very own copy of the programme: Museum of the Moon Programme

Tuesday 21 August


11am – 7pm        Museum of the Moon 
 
Special Events:

11am & 4pm     Bedtime Stories with Stoke-on-Trent Libraries (Lasts: 60 mins)
1pm & 3pm      The Tempest in a Teacup by Moon on a Stick Theatre (Lasts: 40 mins)

Bring the little ones to a very special storytime under the moon in Bedtime Stories with Stoke-on-Trent Libraries and escape to an enchanted island with Moon on a Stick puppetry theatre. Ages 5-8 but all welcome.

Free.
Booking not required.
Limited space available. 

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Wednesday 22 August


1pm – 7pm            Museum of the Moon 
 
Special Events:

2pm & 3:30pm      Orbis by Humanhood 

A spectacular duet exploring the mystical figure of the moon in human history. 

Free.
Lasts: 20 mins
Booking not required.

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Thursday 23 August

1pm – 6pm          Museum of the Moon
 
Special Events:

1pm, 2pm & 3pm    Stardome by Keele Observatory 

Embark on an entertaining and illuminating journey to outer space in Keele Observatory’s pop-up planetarium. 

Free.
Booking not required.
Lasts: 30 mins. 
Limited capacity - first come first served.

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Friday 24 August


1pm – 7pm          Museum of the Moon
 

Special Events:

1pm, 2pm & 3pm             Stardome by Keele Observatory 

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Saturday 25 August


1pm – 7pm         Museum of the Moon 


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Sunday 26 August


1pm – 2pm & 6pm - 9pm       Museum of the Moon 

Special Events:

2pm – 4:30pm                   The Moonlit Tea Dance with Ragroof Players

Dust off your dancing shoes and join The Ragroof Players for a magical family tea dance under the moon. Includes tea and cake! 
 
Adults: £6.00 / Under 16s: £4.00 / Family of 4: £17

Book in advance online here
Tickets may be available on the door subject to availability

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Monday 27 August
1pm – 3pm         Museum of the Moon
 
Special Events: 

1pm – 3pm      Ceramic Moon Workshop. Free 

3pm & 4:30pm    DIY Moon Landing with Flatpack Projects 
 
Astronauts at the ready, join Flatpack to make your very own space rocket then buckle in for a series of animated mini-films all about the universe. Lasts: 1hr. Ages 2+.

£3.00 per child per session. Adults go free.
Booking not required, pay on the day.  
 
7pm – 9:30pm      An American Werewolf in London
 
Join us for a howlingly good evening under the moon with a screening of the cult classic horror-comedy. Also includes a screening of 1902 French adventure classic A Trip To The Moon. Ages 15 +

£5.00.
Book in advance online here.
Tickets may be available on door. 
 
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Tuesday 28 August

1pm – 7pm      Museum of the Moon with Wedgwood & the War
 
Hear the beautiful Wedgwood and the War audio artworks underneath the moon.
 
Special Events: 

2pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm        Art Link: In Flanders Fields 
 
Local community arts group Art Link perform a moving dance piece to WW1 poem, In Flanders Fields. Lasts: 5 mins. Free.

Please note: some of the content and themes in the Wedgwood and the War audio artworks are not suitable for children.
 
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Wednesday 29 August

1pm – 2pm                Museum of the Moon
 
10am & 11:30am       Yoga Under the Moon 

Stretch, relax and unwind in two yoga classes under the moon. 

£5.00.
Booking not required, pay on the day.
Ages 12+
Lasts: 60 mins per session.
A very limited number of mats available to borrow but please bring your own if available. 


 
The Museum of the Moon is presented as part of Stoke-on-Trent’s freshest outdoor arts festival, The Big Feast, which returns to fill the streets of the City Centre with scrumptious free entertainment on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 August 2018.

Check out the full Big Feast ’18 Brochure and map and schedule.