Looking for something fun to do this February half term? Visit the free immersive ‘Museum of the Moon’ experience at The Apex, Suffolk.
It’s 50 years since man first walked on the moon, and now you can enjoy an immersive lunar experience for free at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds between19 and 23 February.
Designed by artist Luke Jerram, the enormous 7-meter spherical Moon sculpture was created using detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface with an approximate scale of 1:500,000 – each centimetre of the sculpture represents 5 kilometres of the moon’s surface!
Internally lit, the installation gives visitors a surreal up-close experience by fusing lunar imagery and moonlight with a surround sound composition by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winner Dan Jones.
Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet, been used as a timekeeper, calendar and to aid night time navigation, and inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over. Museum of the Moon allows you to make your own interpretation of the moon and its place in the world, contemplate the various beliefs and mythologies surrounding the moon and consider the latest moon science.
The Museum of the Moon exhibition is free to view at The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds from 19 to 23 February, 10am – 4pm (excluding the afternoon of 19 February).
This event is part of the 2019 Suffolk Science Festival run by Kinetic Science and also includes the Moon Exhibition at Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds, which runs until 9 March (entrance £5, child £3, concessions £3 and a family ticket £12).