Museum of the Moon
Marvel at the Moon in the Painted Hall
Following the phenomenal sold-out installation of Gaia in the Painted Hall in 2021, artist Luke Jerram returns to the Old Royal Naval College with his incredible artwork Museum of the Moon.
Set in the magnificent Painted Hall, this awe-inspiring large-scale installation promises to be truly breathtaking. Gaze up to the beautifully illuminated lunar landscape featuring NASA imagery suspended against the unique Baroque backdrop of the Painted Hall.
Lean back on the visitor daybeds and to marvel at the moon accompanied by a surround sound composition by BAFTA-winning composer Dan Jones.
Tickets also include use of a multimedia guide to the Painted Hall, access to the 500 Years of History tour and Film & TV location tours (weekends only) and Victorian Skittle Alley. Tickets purchased via our website can be converted to annual passes for unlimited re-entry to the Painted Hall at no extra cost. Find out more about what’s here and plan your visit.
Adults: £12.50 advance (£13.50 on the door), kids free, concessions available
Reduced price tickets are available on the first Sunday of each month (these can’t be converted to annual passes). Book First Sunday tickets
Social Media Mondays
To make everyone’s experience enjoyable, we have a separate booking link for those specifically looking for the perfect Insta-shot. This ticket has reduced capacity. Posing and selfies encouraged! Please share your photos using #TheMoonORNC Book social media Mondays tickets
Existing annual pass holders
If you already have an annual pass for the Painted Hall you will be able to visit Museum of the Moon for free with no advance booking required.
Enjoy after hours entry to Museum of the Moon on 14 & 21 December. Find out more.
The celebrate Museum of the Moon in the Painted Hall we have curated a special programme of events:
Enjoy a dazzling evening of entertainment on 28 December with cocktails and a 360-photo experience. Find out more.
Enjoy this exclusive opportunity to dine under the moon along with a spectacular evening of entertainment. *This event is now sold out*
Santa’s Over the Moon
Bring your little ones for a moon-inspired story, a present, and a chance to take a photo with Santa. Find out more.
Curated by Kindred Yoga, enjoy a unique programme of wellbeing events during Museum of the Moon in the Painted Hall, including yoga for all levels, movement sessions and healing sound baths. Find out more.
Lunar New Year
Celebrate Lunar New Year on 21 January 2023 across Maritime Greenwich including a light show in the grounds and special late opening of Museum of the Moon.
About Museum of the Moon
Museum of the Moon has been co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. These include: Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Brighton Festival, Without Walls, Cork Midsummer Festival, We The Curious, Lakes Alive, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The artwork has also been created in partnership with the UK Space Agency, University of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.
Santa’s Over the Moon17 - 23 December | Various times
Santa will be making a special stop at the Painted Hall this Christmas, so don’t miss your chance to meet him!Find out more
Lunar Wellbeing Programme
From mesmerising art installations to family-oriented events, the Old Royal Naval College has something unforgettable to offer this Christmas.Find out more
Blood & Battle: Dissecting the Life of William Beatty5 November 2022 - 25 March 2023
Explore the fascinating – and sometimes grisly – life and work of renowned 19th-century naval surgeon and physician, Sir William Beatty.Find out more