The Moon exhibition

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing at a major museum exhibition in London.

The Moon is the UK’s biggest exhibition dedicated to Earth’s celestial neighbour.

Charting the cultural and scientific story of our relationship with the Moon, the exhibition features over 180 objects, including artefacts from NASA's Apollo 11 mission.

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

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Take a giant leap to Greenwich and go see this excellent exhibition

Londonist

As well as re-living the momentous events of the original 'Space Race', the exhibition also looks ahead to the future of space exploration and the 21st century drive for humans to return to the Moon.

Discover iconic lunar images, see amazing NASA equipment that has been to the Moon and back, and ask yourself: what does the Moon mean to us today?

The Moon exhibition: open every day until 5 January 2020

See The Moon in a new light

 

What can I see at The Moon exhibition in London?

  • Lunar samples collected from NASA’s Apollo missions and the Soviet Union’s Luna programme
  • A Mesopotamian Tablet from 172 BCE, one of the oldest objects on display, showing how lunar eclipses were considered to be bad omens
  • The Hasselblad camera equipment that captured some of the most recognisable and iconic space photos of the 20th century
  • Hugh Percy Wilkins' Moon map
  • The “Snoopy Cap” Communications Carrier, worn by astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin during Apollo 11
  • Artworks from artists including J.M.W. Turner, El Anatsui, Tom Hammick and Larissa Sansour

Follow the conversation at #Moon50

 

What people are saying

From moon gods to lunar chariots pulled by geese, an exhibition at the National Maritime Museum shows our love of the rock has taken many forms

The Times

The Moon lured humanity into its orbit a long time ago. A new exhibition in London chronicles a bewitching relationship

The Economist 1843 Magazine

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: £4.50 | Student: £5.85
Find your way

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