When the Museum of the Moon came to Chichester

I try and make Sundays "Family Day".  With us working and schooling all week, chores, shopping, homework and more working on Saturdays, I try and dedicate our Sundays to Family Days and so a  few weeks ago on one such Sunday, we went to see the Moon in Chichester Cathedral.
Moon in Chichester Cathedral

The Moon was on tour and up until 14th November was on display in Chichester Cathedral, the nearest sighting for us, but the Museum of the Moon is still touring and dates of where it can be seen next can be found here.

What a magnificent sight it was to, the details of the moon made it feel so real, at the same time as feeling surreal that we are that close to something that magnificent inside a Cathedral.  You do lose yourself for a moment and just feel in awe of such a splendid piece of artwork.

Close up of the Moon in Chichester Cathedral

I could have sat and just studied this piece of work for the longest of time, but my son, not so much.  He had my old phone with him and took lots of pictures and enjoyed zooming in and taking photos from various angles.  He then went off around the whole Cathedral looking at the stained glass windows, taking pictures and generally enjoying himself.

There is always plenty to see and do in Chichester, so a truly wonderful Sunday, with photos making the best prompts for memories.

Inside Chichester Cathedral

About Museum of the Moon

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface*.

Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it 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 composer Dan Jones. Each venue also programmes their own series lunar inspired events beneath the moon.


  1. We had "the moon" earlier this year but we weren't comfortable going on public transport back then. I am gutted I missed it, it looks amazing!

    1. Hopefully it will travel near you again Kim, in a time that is safer for you and your family.


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