THE world-renowned installation Museum of the Moon will arrive in Birkenhead Town Hall next week.

Museum of the Moon first wowed Mersey crowds when it landed in Liverpool Cathedral last year but will now make its way to the assembly room of the Grade II listed Birkenhead Town Hall.

Part of Wirral's year as Borough of Culture for the Liverpool City Region, the breathtaking Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram will be available to view from Friday, October 25 to Friday, November 15.

The celestial installation is a fusion of lunar imagery from NASA, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones.

Visitors will be able to experience the moon in fine detail with each centimetre of the 7m internally lit sculpture representing 5km of the moon's surface.

The suspended moon will be accompanied by a programme of lunar-inspired events beneath it.

Cabinet member for culture and tourism, Cllr Christine Spriggs told the Globe: “Wirral’s year as Borough of Culture for Liverpool City Region has seen outstanding cultural events and projects create incredible memories for our residents and visitors, and we’re already looking forward to how we can build on this in 2020.

“Museum of the Moon will be a spectacular way to round off 2019, during the closing chapter of this year’s events.

"Our final events are influenced by Wirral’s big skies and will create awe-inspiring moments for visitors – particularly our children and young people.”

The installation will form a season of activities linked to the moon and stars called Constellations which aims to inspire audiences of all ages to look up and enjoy the skies above the borough.

Other events to coincide with the Museum of the Moon include free drop-in performances of The Glamournauts by Mooncup Theatre on Wednesday, October 30 which charts 50 years of female achievements across the cosmos.

There will also be a ticketed evening performance by the 18th Century Concert Orchestra on Wednesday, November 13.

Entrance to Museum of the Moon will be free and for the opening weekend it will be available to view from 11am on 25 and 26 October, with last entry at 6pm each day.

Museum of the Moon will then be open Wednesdays to Saturdays from 11am to 6pm, plus an additional opening on Tuesday, October 29 during school half-term.

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