Museum of the Moon

12.10.2023 to 10.11.2023

Come along to Derby Cathedral and enjoy Museum of the Moon!

Measuring seven metres in diameter, Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon is a stunning sculpture featuring detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, which is suspended above the nave of Derby Cathedral.  Accompanied by magical moonlight and a surround sound composition created by award winning composer Dan Jones, this is an experience not to be missed!

Throughout the exhibition, day-time entry to the Cathedral will be free of charge, although a suggested donation of £3 per person is requested which will go towards the care and work of Derby Cathedral, helping to keep its doors open for all.

For those wishing to visit during our quieter times there will be quiet time slots every Tuesday and Thursday from 09:00-10:30, where music will be lower and visitor numbers limited.

Special Evening Viewings

For a truly special experience, book to visit in the evening when the artwork will come into its own.   

The Cathedral will remain open late on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings during the exhibition to give visitors the opportunity to enjoy the glow of the moon after dark (with the exception of 27 October, 3 November, 10 November) There will also be refreshments available at our pop up Cosmic Coffee Shop!

Special evening viewings will run from 18:00 – 21:30 (last entry is 21:00)

Admission: Adults £3, Children £2, under 5’s free 

View above the Moon

During our special evening viewings there is the opportunity to upgrade your ticket and take in the ‘View above the Moon’, from our balcony.

Special Evening Bookings

You can book your special evening ticket with the optional upgrade here

Programme of events

There is a programme of events taking place throughout the exhibition with something for everyone. From a dining experience under the moon, concerts and live performances to wellbeing events, poetry readings and a kids take-over from the National Space Centre.

The full programme can be found here

Donations will go towards the care and work of Derby Cathedral, helping to keep its doors open for all. 

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