Breath-taking Museum of the Moon comes to Corn Exchange Newbury this summer

When: Tuesday 15th August – Sunday 3rd September 2023
Where: Corn Exchange Newbury, Market Place, Newbury, RG14 5BD
Cost: Free

This summer, the Corn Exchange Newbury is proud to host UK artist Luke Jerram’s spectacular Museum of the Moon. This event is part of Newbury Business Improvement District’s Festival of the Moon, which will feature a plethora of lunar-themed family and community gatherings.

Alongside a fantastic programme of lunar-inspired family and community events, there’s no better time for Newbury residents and visitors to experience Jerram’s illuminated installation and discover the dark side of the moon and the beauty of the night sky.

Visitors to this awe-inspiring site can witness a six metre sculpture of the Moon in its full glory, gracefully suspended in the main auditorium. Museum of the Moon is a breath-taking replica of our beloved satellite, crafted with remarkable precision based on NASA images, allowing us to observe the rarely-seen dark side of the Moon in your 360 degree visuals.

Luke Jerram and Museum of the Moon
Luke Jerram and Museum of the Moon

The internally-lit installation is accompanied by a captivating surround-sound composition from BAFTA Award-winning composer Dan Jones, and songs from Debussy’s Claire de Lune and recordings of the Moon landings, creating a truly immersive lunar experience.

To complement this exhibition, Newbury BID and Visit Newbury have put together The Festival of the Moon. The festival will introduce a range of moon-themed activities and events in collaboration with local businesses and the Corn Exchange. There will also be a selection of lunar-related wellbeing sessions, talks, storytelling, and films. More details will be released in the early summer.

Visitors in 2020 to the Corn Exchange Newbury may remember Luke Jerram’s stunning In Memoriam, a tribute to medical and care workers.

Museum of the Moon will be available for free, with various time slots including evening sessions running from Tuesday 15th August to Sunday 3rd September. Booking is highly recommended due to its expected popularity..