MUSEUM OF THE MOON – Dorset Moon in Weymouth

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Esther Tendai Burt
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My name is Esther. I was born and raised in Zimbabwe. I came to the UK, London to be specific in the year 2000. In 2005, I graduated as a psychiatric nurse at South Bank University. I moved down to Southampton in 2006. I did Journalism in 2011 and founded my own publication called DIY Girl magazine. Fast forward, I am now a full-time travel blogger.

MUSEUM OF THE MOON – Dorset Moon in Weymouth

MUSEUM OF THE MOON – Dorset Moon in Weymouth

The moon at night - Museum of the Moon

The moon at night – Museum of the Moon

Museum of the Moon touched base in Weymouth this weekend at Nothe Fort. The lunar-themed art festival showcased the creative powers of combining art and science.

 

What is the Museum of the Moon?

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by a famous UK artist known as Luke Jerram. Luke’s development led to the Queen of England launching Luke’s Gallery.

Queen of England launched Luke Jerram's Gallery

Queen of England launched Luke Jerram’s Gallery

The seven-metre moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. Thousands of people toured the fort this weekend to witness the beauty of the moon at proximity.

 

The Moon Theory

Many scientists have come up with loads of hypothesis about the moon leading to plenty of unresolved puzzles. Moon subjects have intertwined from geographical enthusiasts wanting to know where the moon is found to scientists stating chemical components that make up the moon.

 

Moon landing has always been a passion for many. Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon in 1969. And today we see the moon widely growing as a cultural art drawing social tourism factor with it. Museum of the Moon is contributing massively around the world.

Day and Night Effect

Dorset Moon in Weymouth

Dorset Moon in Weymouth

Museum of the Moon has travelled all over the world. I was mesmerised by the sight of the moon at Nothe Fort. Had to do a double-take and visited the fort twice. I went during the day but had to go back for an encore at night

1) Day effect

Dorset Moon in Weymouth  - day time

Dorset Moon in Weymouth – day time

People were taking endless pictures. Both young and old were captivated in different ways. The displayed moon was full of indescribable character. I am sure what drew most of the young stars what an opportunity to see what they always learn about at school. At one time a young lad who was sitting next to me as we chatted confessed; “I only came here this afternoon to see what Mr Smith taught us last week”.

 

2) Night effect

Dorset Moon in Weymouth  - night time

Dorset Moon in Weymouth – night time

The night effect of the moon was second to noon. The fort was entirely jam-packed. Organisers ended up limiting the number of crowds going in at a time. People wanted to come and see for themselves. The Silent Disco on Saturday got people dancing all night long. The whole fort floor was lit with colourful headphones.

 

Dorset Moon in Weymouth - people grooving to the silent disco

Dorset Moon in Weymouth – people grooving to the silent disco

 

Previous Events

Museum of the Moon has drawn the attention of thousands of people from various backgrounds. It has resulted in Luke Jerram’s artwork displayed in different venues. Some examples of previous hosts are as below:

  • Glastonbury

Museum of the Moon at Glastonbury Festival 2019

Museum of the Moon at Glastonbury Festival 2019

  • Hong Kong

Gaia in Hong Kong 2019

Gaia in Hong Kong 2019

  • Salisbury

Gaia at Salisbury International Festival

Gaia at Salisbury International Festival

  • Tintern Abbey

Museum of the Moon at Tintern Abbey

Museum of the Moon at Tintern Abbey

Forthcoming Events

Do not despair if you missed the Museum of the Moon in Weymouth this weekend. The Museum of the Moon artwork tours the world throughout the year. I have put down Lille3000 in my diary. I plan to travel to France in September especially to visit Lille Train Station. Notably, a commissioned 10-metre Moon is installed at Lille Train Station as part of Lille3000.

 

Museum of the Moon is presented in various art exhibitions. Exhibitions also include different science, light and music festivals around the world. Check out Tour Dates Here. Future events will give you plenty of opportunities if you have never visited the Museum of the Moon before. All images of previous events were requested directly from Luke Jerram, as I had to seek permission to use in this post.

 

If you visited Nothe Fort this weekend, do let me know what your take of the moon was. Feel free to leave your valuable comment below. Share some images on any of my social media platforms. Otherwise, if you want to learn more about the Museum of the Moon, go and see for yourself and you will not regret it.

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