Museum of the Moon at the Natural History Museum cTrustees of the Natural History Museum /Dare & Hier Media

Museum of the Moon at the Natural History Museum cTrustees of the Natural History Museum /Dare & Hier Media

MUSEUM OF THE MOON

WHAT? MUSEUM OF THE MOON

WHERE? Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD 

WHEN? 17th May - 1st January 

Free admission

WHY GO? To cosy up under the moon - a detailed replica that is. It’s the closest you’re likely to get without taking off on a mission!  It’s the Fiftieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings and there are lunar events happening all over.  Start with star gazing at this six-metre glowing moon installation created by artist Luke Jerram using high resolution NASA imagery of the satellite’s surface. 

Serious celestial stuff, created in partnership with the UK Space Agency and other illustrious scientific bods.  Then explore facts about the moon and see an actual chip of the moon (yes) on display in the museum’s permanent Treasures exhibition.

IN THE KNOW  Fancy having a real lunar experience? Try a yoga class under the moon, there are wellbeing and yoga classes for all levels available to accompany the event.  Check the programme, as they are selling out fast.