Museum of the Moon

We've converted our beloved Coro into a gallery which will host Luke Jerram's 'Museum of the Moon' for the whole month of August.

To keep everyone safe, a timed entry system is in place and there will be limited numbers in the building, COVID secure measures will be in place and social distancing will be observed at all times.

 

You can book your free time slot online.

Thursdays: 12-8pm, Fridays: 12-8pm, Saturdays: 12-6pm & Sundays 12-6pm

In addition, on each of these days from 10am-12pm the exhibition will be available to view without booking.  This is primarily to enable those without internet access to visit but there will still be only limited numbers in the building, so you may have to queue.  We recommend you book a free time slot if you can.

Why we're doing this

We are unable to host live performance and events at The Coro at the moment and we feel the weight of the loss of cultural experiences both here in Ulverston and across the country.  We know how it feels when you have something special to look forward to and how arts and culture, in the broadest sense, have such a positive impact on our health and well-being.  So we wanted to find a way to use our building to offer an experience that is beautiful, special and, most importantly, safe.  It also just happens to be spectacular.

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Your experience

Your health and safety continues to be our top priority.  We are operating this exhibition following government guidelines for galleries and taking every precaution to ensure you feel comfortable and safe when you visit Museum of the Moon at The Coro.  Full details about about what will happen when you visit, social distancing and COVID-19 security can be seen on the booking screen.

The exhibition

This awe-inspiring installation is an exact replica of the Moon we see in the sky at night and has been seen by over 3 Million people world-wide.  Measuring seven metres in diameter, the inflated Moon 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 five kilometres of the Moon’s surface.

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Inspiration

Throughout history the moon has inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over.  The ethereal blue light cast by a full moon, the delicate crescent following the setting sun, or the mysterious dark side of the moon has evoked passion and exploration.  Different cultures around the world have their own historical, cultural, scientific and religious relationships to the moon.

The Artist

Luke Jerram's multidisciplinary arts practice involves the creation of sculptures, installations and live artworks. Living in the UK, but working internationally, Jerram creates art projects which excite and inspire people around the world.

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