Come and experience the majesty of Luke Jerram’s ‘Museum of the Moon’, suspended beneath the central tower of Lincoln Cathedral.
Between Monday 7 and Sunday 27 February, the Cathedral will provide a spectacular backdrop for the stunning installation, which features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.
During half-term week there are some great family activities taking place for everyone to enjoy!
Tuesday 15 February – Take away crafts and big art with Kirsty Dring
£3.50 per child (accompanying adults free with Cathedral admission – children must be accompanied by an adult) 10am to 4pm
Kirsty Dring is a freelance artist specialising in arts education and creative explorations for young and old alike.
The activity day consists of a large scale, mixed media interpretation of the ‘Perfect Planet’. Visitors and families can use a range of materials to create the colours, textures and themes that they would like to incorporate into a utopian world. Visitors will also be able to make smaller versions to take home. Get messy, think big and enjoy the intergalactic art activities this day has to offer!
Thursday 17 February – Rhubarb Theatre present The Way Back Home – drama and storytelling under the moon
Performances at 10.30am – 11.30am and 1.30pm – 2.30pm (free to attend with Cathedral admission)
Follow-up craft in Learning Centre £2 per child
A small boy finds an aeroplane in his toy box – where better than to fly to the moon! This interactive story will take you on a journey ‘out of this world’. Rhubarb Theatre are well known for their imaginative storytelling and have been telling tantalising tales around the UK for more than 15 years.
Monday 14 – Saturday 19 February – Journey to the Moon Trail
Pick up a trail when you buy your Cathedral tickets. Return your completed form and you’ll be entered in to a free prize draw to win some great space themed goodies from Lincoln Cathedral Shop
First prize – Astro Ted complete in a space jumpsuit
Second prize – Space shuttle pen and rocket notebook
Third prize – Astronaut Food – Vanilla ice cream sandwich
Monday 15, Wednesday 16, Friday 18 and Saturday 19 – Moon crafts in Learning Centre – Design your own Planet
Free with Cathedral admission. 10am – 4pm.
Other events under the Moon
Friday 18 February – An evening with Helen Sharman CMG OBE, the first British person in space
A pioneer, role model and inspirational speaker, Helen will host an unforgettable evening beneath Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon in the Nave of Lincoln Cathedral as she takes us on a journey through her experiences – from recruitment and training through to the time she spent in space and her return to Earth.
Saturday 25 February – Secret Symphony Presents: Interstellar
Secret Symphony’s 50-Piece Limelight Orchestra return to the Cathedral to perform an exclusive and enhanced ‘one night only’ show celebrating all things space, stars and Interstellar. Magical shows like this do not come around often!
Fantastical symphonic interpretations, performed among immersive lighting and under the gaze of a silvery moon to take you on a musical journey! Including David Bowie, Coldplay, Muse, Pink Floyd, Daft Punk, Elton John and many, many more.
From 7 February to 27 February, children’s admission to the Cathedral is FREE!
Adults £9, concessions £7.20
And remember if you GiftAid your admission* you can make free return visits to the Cathedral for the following 12 months.
*Or ask for your admission to be a donation if you are not able to GiftAid