Rochester Cathedral Kent Museum of the Moon 2020

Bristol – Museum of the Moon

Event Details

  • Location: Bristol Cathedral
  • Address: College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TJ
  • Start date: 11th August 2021
  • End date: 30th August 2021
  • Times: Varies
  • Entry fee: Free

Bristol-born Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon lands in Bristol Cathedral during August. Originally scheduled for last August, but delayed by a year due to the pandemic, the display will raise much needed funds for the city’s homeless charity, St Mungo’s, who work towards ending homelessness and rebuilding the lives of those affected by it.

As the Moon 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.

The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning Bristol-based composer Dan Jones.

The Moon will be on display in the crossing of Bristol Cathedral from Wednesday 11 August to Bank Holiday Monday 30 August, with opportunities to book to experience the artwork in the evenings as well. The full programme of events and evenings including concerts, recitals, and children’s craft events, is now open for booking on the cathedral’s website.