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The Moon

19th July 2019 @ 10:00 am - 5th January 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing at a major new exhibition in London.
Opening on 19 July 2019, 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.

As well as re-living the momentous events of the original ‘Space Race’, the exhibition will also look ahead to the future of space exploration and the 21st century drive for humans to go back to the moon.

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

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, the oldest object 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


19th July 2019 @ 10:00 am
5th January 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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National Maritime Museum
Park Row, Greenwich Peninsula
London, London SE10 9NF United Kingdom