The Moon Exhibition lands at the Museum of Gloucester
By David Wood
Where: Museum of Gloucester
When: Saturday, June 29, to Saturday, September 21
Get a little closer to our nearest neighbour with The Moon Exhibition at the Museum of Gloucester this summer!
Running from Saturday, June 29, to Saturday, September 21, make sure you don't miss this wonderful exhibition at the museum, in the 50th anniversary year of the Moon landings.
Just a few examples of some of the many stunning exhibits on display will be an inflatable 3m Moon, Moon maps and newspapers from the day of the landings, lunar rock samples, replica models of rockets, modules and computers and even a replica space suit.
There is also a lot to keep the kids amused, including the fun interactive zone, space costume dress up and reading corner.
But that's not all! The museum is over the moon to announce that in addition to this there is also a wonderful entertaining and interactive programme of events for all the family.
Events running over the Moon season will include music and dance; poetry; writing and storytelling; art, design and culture; talks and lectures; Virtual Reality Moonwalk sessions; Lego® workshops and kid's crafts; quiet-time at the museum; private tours and much, much more.
Plus watch out for the very special Moon Cinema Saturday at Gloucester Guildhall, showing an out-of-this-world selection of Moon and space-themed films over the exhibition season from July to September, for adults and kids alike.
Entry to the exhibition is £3.50 for 17+. £1.50 for 4-16 and 0-3 are FREE! The museum is also running in partnership with Gloucestershire Libraries, where if children pick up a Summer 2019 Space Reading Challenge pack and complete their Space Passport, entry to the museum is free with a paying adult.
Don't forget, entry to the museum itself is FREE, with the Tourist Information Service also now being based at the museum.
Cllr Stephen Morgan, cabinet member for Leisure and Culture at Gloucester City Council, said: "This is a very exciting time for the museum. Gloucestershire and Gloucester itself have an incredible history in the development of aviation and jet power, which no doubt played a huge part in the journey of the Space programme.
"Hosting the exhibition at the museum will generate lots of interest in both the city and the museum; from those who remember the landings to anyone with an interest in Moon and space travel."
For further details on the exhibition and the musuem's full programme of events, please pick up the Museum of Gloucester July-September brochure, or visit www.museumofgloucester.co.uk or call the museum on 01452 396131.
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