About the artwork
Measuring seven metres in diameter, the Museum of the Moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally-lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.
The installation, which is on display within the Nave of the 900 year old Cathedral, is a fusion of lunar imagery, and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning Bristol-based composer Dan Jones.
How to visit
You can drop-in to visit the Museum of the Moon from 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Saturday and 12.00pm - 2.00pm Sunday, this does not need to be pre-booked.
The Museum of the Moon is best viewed at night, we have a variety of evening viewings which must be pre-booked here. Please see individual events for more details. Please be aware of any closures as you plan your visit.
Things to know ahead of your visit
If you're planning to visit this Friday and Saturday (12th and 13th November) the Cathedral is open for it's usual visiting hours but please be aware that stage building, chair placement and rehearsals will be taking place as we prepare for a special concert with The Chichester Singers. Please bear with us as there may be noise and those setting up moving through the Cathedral. Rehearsal will then take place between 2.00pm-5.00pm. During these times, visitors can enter via the Accessible Door, to the right of the Cathedral Entrance. We thank you in advance for your support and patience.
Chichester Cathedral has made the decision to maintain social distancing and other mitigation measures, including reduced capacity and face mask use (unless exempt) until further notice, in accordance with industry best practice and guidance issued by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA).
Entering the building
Please enter via the Cathedral's West Door. If there is a short queue, please be patient as our welcomers allow a safe flow of visitors, and be mindful of others. All other entrances and exits to the building will remain closed, apart from the Cathedral’s accessible entrance for wheelchairs and pushchairs. This route will be continually monitored to ensure everyone’s safety.
A place of worship
Please remember we are a living place of worship, therefore it is important that those wishing to pray and worship are not disturbed. The Lady Chapel, located at the most eastern part of the Cathedral, is set aside for prayer and quiet reflection.
Visitor toilets are located in the North Transept, opposite the Cathedral Shop.
The Cathedral Shop has a range of souvenirs for you to remember your visit, or book a guided tour with one of our knowledgeable guides (11.30am and 2.30pm Monday to Saturday).