A new cosmic attraction is wowing visitors to the Lincolnshire coastal town of Grimsby.
A giant moon suspended within the 12th century Grimsby Minster is proving an out of this world hit, after the Museum of the Moon – a now famous touring art installation by UK artist Luke Jerram – arrived in town.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, the large-scale moon, which features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, will be on show, for free, until 19 December 2021.
Visitors can also tuck into tasty treats at the Minster’s newly refurbished café, as well as enjoy a series of ticketed events, inspired by the moon, including spoken word, live music, talks and theatre.
The installation brings together lunar imagery, ‘moonlight’ and a surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.
Among events being staged around the installation will be a Moonlit Silent Disco on Saturday 4 December, a chance to don headphones and dance to a mix of Soul, Funk, House, Reggae, Indie, and World Music, literally under the Moon (pre-booked tickets, £6).
Since being first unveiled in 2016, the stunning Museum of the Moon has toured the globe, before now landing at Grimsby Minster on the latest stage of its journey.
Granted Minster status in 2010 and founded upon the ancient parish church of St Mary and St James, there is evidence of a church on the site dating back to 1114, but the building has been updated and adapted over the centuries.
If you miss the chance to see the iconic installation this time around, the Museum of the Moon will be back in Lincolnshire during 2022. Lincoln Cathedral will provide a spectacular backdrop for the installation 7 – 27 February.
For more details, visit www.theculturehouse.co.uk/museum-of-the-moon/.
For details about visiting, and staying in, Lincolnshire, see www.visitlincolnshire.com.