After more than three million people visiting to catch a glimpse of Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon, the installation will be heading to Warrington’s Parr Hall.
The enormous illuminated moon which was displayed at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral earlier this year, will be suspended inside Parr Hall this autumn.
The artwork will be installed at the hall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and will be completely free to visit. Museum of the Moon, which measures seven metres in diameter, features high resolution detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.
Luke Jerram, creator of Museum of the Moon, said: “From the beginning of human history, the moon has acted as a ‘cultural mirror’ to our beliefs, understanding and ways of seeing.
“Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet; it has been used as a timekeeper, calendar and to aid night-time navigation.
“Throughout history the moon has inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over.
“Different cultures around the world have their own historical, cultural, scientific and religious relationships to the moon.
“Museum of the Moon allows us to observe and contemplate cultural similarities and differences around the world and consider the latest moon science.”
Museum of the Moon will be displayed at Parr Hall from 4th -14th October 2019.