Museum of the Moon extends its stay at Natural History Museum

The spectacular Museum of the Moon exhibition at the Natural History Museum’s Jerwood Gallery has been extended until 1st January 2020, offering additional opportunities to host private and corporate events.

From Friday 17th May, event organisers have the opportunity to host their events under the world renowned art installation, measuring six metres in diameter and featuring detailed NASA imagery to perfectly recreate the moon’s surface. By day, the art installation will be part of the Museum’s temporary exhibitions, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, one of human-kind’s greatest modern adventures. Private event guests can also enjoy being part of this special anniversary installation, as they network underneath the artwork’s mesmerising lunar glow. 

Museum of the Moon will take centre stage in the beautiful stripped back Jerwood Gallery. The gallery’s gilt and terracotta ceiling panels and stained glass windows along with the moon will also provide an elegant backdrop for weddings and parties to dinners and networking events. 

The Museum’s business development manager, Lucy Meehan, comments: “We are over the moon to be able to offer this exclusive space for an additional three months to event organisers for private hire.

“The Jerwood Gallery will create an intimate and beautiful setting for the installation but will also offer versatility for a range of events including corporate Christmas parties and weddings. To host an event under the masterpiece is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and something that guests will remember indefinitely.”  

The capacity sits between Hinzte Hall (600 dinner) and Earth Hall (200 Dinner), to host dinners for 300 guests. The event space will be available from 18:00 – 00:00 for private hire, which may be extended until 03:00 (subject to availability and an additional fee). 

The Natural History Museum’s list of experienced suppliers will transform the space to bespoke specifications. 

The artwork has been created in partnership with the UK Space AgencyUniversity of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.