Public Response

“Will you put the moon back afterwards?” Rebecca aged 6 from Kendal, UK.

“The Museum of the Moon is much more than just a demonstration of technical and scientific prowess. It creates a personal connection with the nocturnal sky, heightening the experience of gazing at a “full moon” by generating a sense of nearness. The installation exudes extraordinary gentleness and inspires reflection, contemplation, celebration, and respect.” said a visiting arts curator in Marseille.

“An exciting and uplifting experience” man from Bristol.

‘@lukejerram’s moon is masterful: beautiful, imposing, simple and extraordinary. And such a perfect location.’

“I think its absolutely beautiful. There’s such a simplicity to the idea, bit its got this amazing imposing nature. And its just exquisitely delivered. I think its a great piece.” visitor in Bristol

“When I first came into the room, and saw the Moon, I cried”  – Anna

“As I came in, my first reaction was Wow!” lady from Bristol

Audience Numbers

  • To date, the artwork has been presented in more than 20 countries and experienced by over 2.5 million people.
  • More than 60,000 people visited the Museum of the Moon when it was presented in Liverpool Cathedral for 7 days.
  • The BBC reported 16,000 people visited the installation in Hull Minster each day, which was the most number of visitors the church had in its 750 year history!
  • Over 200,000 people visited the artwork when it was presented in the Beijing Olympic Swimming pool.
  • When the Moon was presented in Lee Tung Avenue, Hong Kong for a month, it doubled the visitor numbers from 50,000 to 100,000 people.
  • Over 250,000 people experienced the artwork when it toured India with the British Council.