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World class museum in the heart of Birmingham city centre.

Chamberlain Square

Birmingham, B3 3DH

0121 348 8038

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Award-winning science museum for fun-packed family days out.

Millennium Point, Curzon Street

Birmingham, B4 7XG

0121 348 8000

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Explore the splendour of one of the last great houses built in the Jacobean style.

Trinity Road, Aston

Birmingham, B6 6JD

0121 348 8100

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Discover a fine Tudor house and beautiful gardens just a few miles from the heart of the city.

Blakesley Road

Birmingham, B25 8RN

0121 348 8120

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A perfectly preserved workshop in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

75-80 Vyse Street

Birmingham, B18 6HA

0121 348 8140

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A 250 year old working watermill famous for its association with author J.R.R Tolkien.

Cole Bank Road

Birmingham, B13 0BD

0121 348 8160

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Georgian home of the Birmingham industrialist, Matthew Boulton.

Soho Avenue (off Soho Road)

Birmingham, B18 5LB

0121 348 8150

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The ruins of an exquisite fortified manor house built 750 years ago.

Alwold Road

Birmingham, B29

0121 348 8160

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25 May 2017

Huge moon set to land in Birmingham at Thinktank this summer

Birmingham is set to have an out of this world experience this summer as a huge moon art installation lands at Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, in July.

On show from 21st July to 20th August 2017, Museum of the Moon has been created by artist Luke Jerram and uses detailed imagery from NASA of the lunar surface to create a scale replica of the moon (approximate scale of 1:500,000).

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound musical composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones.

The striking artwork will fill Thinkspace in Birmingham’s award-winning Science Museum, creating an ethereal sight that visitors can enjoy by walking and sitting by the side of the moon, and bathing in its very own moonlight.

This is the first time the touring artwork will be seen in the Midlands and has previously been on show around the UK and in Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

Luke Jerram, said: “I am so pleased to be bringing Museum of the Moon to Birmingham. The installation is the perfect addition to the Thinktank experience and I can’t wait for the people of Birmingham to see it.”

The installation will be accompanied by a range of moon inspired learning activities throughout the summer holidays including a ‘Fly Me to the Moon’ science show, where families can discover fascinating facts about our moon and take part in rocket science demos. The packed programme will also include a Moon Buggies building workshop, and space art crafts.

Lisa Stallard, Museum Manager at Thinktank, said: “Museum of the Moon is a fantastic installation and fits perfectly with the dynamic surroundings of our Science Museum. It really does have to be seen to be believed and is a beautiful spectacle that I know our visitors will enjoy. We have a jam-packed programme of events this summer so families will have an extra special visit with us during the holidays as there will be even more to see and do at Thinktank!”
Entry to Museum of the Moon will be included in the Thinktank ticket price and will be part of a summer season called ‘Looking Up, Looking Down’, including an extended wildlife gallery and a display of exciting objects from Birmingham’s collection looking at how artists and scientists have explored the skies. More information about Museum of the Moon can be seen on the event page.

The adults don’t have to miss out either as Talisker Whisky and the Birmingham Whisky Club will be hosting a unique lunar-inspired tasting event under Museum of the Moon on Saturday 5th August. To find out more about the ‘A Taste Of Skye Under The Moon’ event please visit this link eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-skye-under-the-moon-tickets-34718761751?aff=BMAG

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