The Moon Exhibition

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Moon landing at a major new exhibition.

Opening in July 2019, The Moon is the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to Earth’s celestial neighbour.

Bust Moon-related myths, see amazing objects that have been to the Moon and back, and ask yourself: what does the Moon mean to us today?

Charting the cultural and scientific story of our relationship with the Moon, the exhibition features over 180 objects.

Reconnect with the wonders of the Moon through artefacts, artworks and interactive moments, and discover how it has captivated and inspired us throughout history. 

You can see objects including:

  • The “Snoopy Cap” Communications Carrier, worn by astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin during Apollo 11
  • The Hasselblad camera equipment that captured some of the most recognisable and iconic images of the 20th century
  • Lunar samples collected from NASA’s Apollo missions and the Soviet Union’s Luna programme
  • Hugh Percy Wilkins' moon map
  • Artworks from artists including J.M.W. Turner, John Constable, Katie Paterson and Larissa Sansour
  • A Mesopotamian Tablet from 172 BCE, the oldest object on display

Follow the conversation at #Moon50

 

Image credit: © NASA and Getty Images/Ian Cuming

Essential information

Event Type: 
Opening times: 
Daily | 10am - 5pm. Exhibition continues until 5 January 2020
Location: 
National Maritime Museum
Price: 
Adult: £9 | Child: £5.85 | Student: £6
Find your way

Royal Museums Greenwich is a quick and easy journey from central London, by DLR, rail or boat