UK artist Luke Jerram’s installation The Museum of the Moon is coming to the Old Royal Naval College this winter. The illuminated installation will be displayed in the Painted Hall from Monday 12 December 2022 until Sunday 5 February 2023, alongside a lunar-inspired season of events. Jerram returns to the Old Royal Naval College following the success of his Gaia installation in 2021.
The remarkable vision of the moon meets the grandeur of Sir Christopher Wren’s iconic buildings on the banks of the river Thames in London. The Old Royal Naval College and its 18th century Painted Hall are the perfect setting for visitors to marvel at the wonder of The Museum of the Moon this winter. Visitors can experience the seven metre, to-scale moon, created using NASA imagery, as it hangs in the Baroque Painted Hall. The imagery features minute detail of the lunar surface, taking the viewer right round to the dark side of the moon. The internally-lit installation features a surround sound composition by BAFTA-winning composer Dan Jones for a profound art-meets-nature experience.
Visitors can also celebrate Moonlit Christmas with a specially curated programme this December, including moon-themed Lates and a special Moonlight Dining Experience: a sparkling evening meal with live performance under the Museum of the Moon.
For families, Father Christmas is stopping off at the Painted Hall this festive season to meet the children and tell a moon-inspired story at Santa’s Over the Moon. Visitors can indulge in a Festive Afternoon Tea in the historic Admiral’s House on select Sundays in November and December.
In January, a series of yoga sessions in the serene setting of the Museum of the Moon will help visitors set their new year intentions. The sessions include pre-work morning yoga classes every Wednesday in January until 1 February, a full moon workshop, sound bath, movement workshop and weekend yoga brunch sessions that will be energising and uplifting within the relaxing and meditative atmosphere of the Painted Hall.
For more information, visit the Old Royal Naval College website.