March 1, 2019 5.01 pm This story is over 30 months old

Stunning! Massive moon lands in Lincoln

You will love it to the moon and back

A gigantic moon has landed in Lincoln for a truly out of this world exhibition.

It has been installed at The Collection museum from March 2 until April 28 to celebrate the 50th anniversary since man first walked on the moon.

The moon measures six metres across on the diameter and features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface.

Each centimetre of the model represents six kilometres of the moon’s surface.

Luke Jerram’s artwork is accompanied by a series of late night art experiences, afternoon film screenings and new performances.

As well as the giant moon, there’s atmospheric lighting and a surround sound composition from award winning composer Dan Jones.

The art installation has been stunning Lincoln. Photo: Connor Creaghan for The Lincolnite

Jenny Gleadell installed the moon and said: “Museum of the Moon has toured all over the world, and been experienced by more than two and a half million people.

“So we’re delighted to be able to share this fantastic work with people right here in Lincoln.

“The moon has played an important role in human cultures for thousands of years, inspiring artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over.

“Luke’s installation encourages you to consider cultural similarities and differences around the world, and the latest moon science.

“It’s a unique piece of art, and an experience unlike any other. Don’t miss it!”

The Collection is trialling a pay what you decide approach to allow as many people as possible to experience the work.

Visitor donations will be used to keep the museum running and open to the public.

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