Summer 2019 will see the spectacular Museum of the Moon, by artist Luke Jerram, installed in London’s Natural History Museum, part of Lime Venue Portfolio.
From Friday 17th May until Sunday 8th September 2019, event organisers will have the exclusive opportunity to host their events under the incredible moon.
The world renowned art installation, measuring six metres in diameter, features detailed NASA imagery to perfectly recreate the moon’s surface. Since its launch in Bristol in 2016, Jerram’s moon has been enjoyed at festivals, sporting events and in public spaces by thousands of awe-struck visitors from across the globe.
By day, the art installation will be part of the Museum’s temporary exhibits. After hours, event guests can enjoy the mesmerising artwork at their own private events.
Museum of the Moon will take centre stage in the stripped back Jerwood Gallery. The gallery’s gilt and terracotta ceiling panels and stained glass windows, along with the moon artwork, will provide an elegant backdrop for summer events; from weddings and summer parties to dinners and networking events.
On arrival, guests can enjoy a drinks reception in the summer sun in the modern Darwin Centre courtyard, before moving through to the stunning nineteenth-century Waterhouse architecture of the Jerwood Gallery.
The unique space seats up to 300 for dinner and will be available from 18:00 – 00:00 for private hire (guests may extend the hire until 03:00 subject to availability and an additional fee).
The Natural History Museum’s extensive list of experienced suppliers will also be on hand to transform the space to bespoke specifications. Complementing the moon through beautifully themed catering, floristry and production, the suppliers will create an extraordinary experience for guests.
Robert Wetherell, Head of Venue Hire and Catering at the Natural History Museum, added: “We are extremely proud of the Jerwood Gallery and the versatility it offers our clients. Luke Jerram’s impressive Museum of the Moon will be a very welcome addition to the space.
“The Venue Hire team is looking forward to a summer of exciting events in 2019 and we are thrilled that this exclusive space will be part of our private hire offering.”
To enquire about an event at the Natural History Museum, contact Payne & Gunter who are preferred caterers for this venue.
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