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The majestic Durham Cathedral’s nave draws down the moon as Luke Jerram’s touring artwork, Museum of the Moon, fills the space with an awe-inspiring display from Monday 13th September-Thursday 11th November.

At seven metres in diameter, the inflated moon installation is a fusion of 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. Each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface, at an approximate scale of 1:500,000. Accompanying the visual feast will be a composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones.

Andrew Usher, Visitor Experience and Enterprise Director at Durham Cathedral explains what visitors can expect: “We’re delighted to be bringing this celestial artwork to the North East in 2021. Museum of the Moon will present a new way for our visitors to experience the historic cathedral. The installation has such a visual impact so we really hope the artwork, and the related programme of events, will introduce lots of people to the cathedral for the first time, as well as encouraging lots of visitors to return and see us in a new light.”

Visitors will be able to experience Museum of the Moon daily, during cathedral opening hours. A moon-themed programme of events will accompany the installation, including late night openings, cathedral tours with a twist, star gazing, half term activities and worship events.

Luke Jerram: Museum of the Moon is at Durham Cathedral from Monday 13th September-Thursday 11th November

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