Museum of the Moon, an installation by artist Luke Jerram, will now be available in Natural History Museum’s Jerwood Gallery until 1st January 2020, extending opportunities to host private and corporate events at the venue.

From Friday 17th May, event organisers have the opportunity to host their events under the installation, measuring six metres in diameter and featuring detailed NASA imagery to perfectly recreate the moon’s surface.

By day, the art installation will be part of the Museum’s temporary exhibitions, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, one of human kind’s greatest modern adventures. Private event guests can also enjoy being part of this special anniversary installation, as they network underneath the artwork’s mesmerising lunar glow.

Museum of the Moon will take centre stage in the Jerwood Gallery. The gallery’s gilt and terracotta ceiling panels and stained glass windows, along with the moon, will provide an elegant backdrop for weddings, parties, dinners and networking events.

The Museum’s business development manager Lucy Meehan commented: “We are over the moon to be able to offer this exclusive space for an additional three months to event organisers for private hire.

“The Jerwood Gallery will create an intimate and beautiful setting for the installation but will also offer versatility for a range of events, including corporate Christmas parties and weddings. To host an event under the masterpiece is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and something that guests will remember indefinitely.”

The artwork has been created in partnership with the UK Space AgencyUniversity of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.