~ an Out of this World exhibit at Bolton Abbey
Luke Jerram’s ‘Museum of the Moon is a spectacular art and surround sound installation
which will visit the Priory Church at Bolton Abbey between 11 th – 31 st October.
The exhibit, shows our moon in fascinating and accurate detail, suspended within the
spectacular surroundings of this iconic building, the last remaining place of worship within
the ruins of the C12th Augustinian Priory.
History lovers will love that the installation plays a nod to the saviour of the Church, Prior
Moone who negotiated with Cromwell to secure the nave of the Priory for the worship of
the local community, a legacy which remains to this day.
The moon, central to this spectacular art and sound installation, measures seven metres in
diameter and 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.
This is a ticketed event allowing guests to see the moon like never before and promises to
be most atmospheric in the autumnal surroundings of this ancient priory. The moonlit
illumination of the lunar landscape will be accompanied by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer, Dan Jones.
Jerram has created many extraordinary art projects which have excited and inspired people
around the globe and is well known for large-scale public artworks. This installation has
been created in partnership with the UK Space Agency, the University of Bristol and The
Association for Science and Discovery Centres.
A number of creative organisations have brought together this extraordinary installation,
led by Luke Jerram and the Norfolk & Norwich Festival and these include Greenwich +
Docklands International Festival, Brighton Festival, Without Walls, Cork Midsummer
Festival, We The Curious, Lakes Alive, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, Les Tombées de la
Nuit, Rennes and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
Booking details and pre-booking is essential as numbers are limited:
As most visitors will be arriving by car, coach or minibus, complimentary entry is included
with your car parking at Bolton Abbey estate. Please select the option ‘Museum of the
Moon’ for your online ticket purchase. Parking costs £12.50 when booking in advance.
Visitors coming on foot can also buy tickets priced as below, however, they must be pre-
booked for a one-hour visitor slot for the viewing.
Adult (16 years +) – £5.00
Children – i.e. 15 years or under – £2.50
Family ticket – i.e. 2 adults and 3 children – £12.50
Timings – time slots are available from 9 am – 5 pm (from 11 th -21 st ) and extended by one
hour until 6pm (for the dates, 22 nd – 31 st )
Please arrive within the time slot period and be ready to leave at the end of your allocated
time. Pushchairs and wheelchairs are welcome, but no dogs (aside from assistance dogs)
Full details for this event can be found online