A Guide To A Museum Of The Moon

With deadlines now looming, week 6 calls for some serious escapism. The ‘Museum of the Moon’ exhibition is a wonderful excuse to get out the house and go for an adventure.

Exhibiting just a 15-minute train journey away from Lancaster, at Preston’s Harris Museum & Art Gallery, the giant moon, in all of its 23-foot glory, is more than accessible from both campus and town.

Besides the huge three-dimensional moon which dominates the museum, there are also plenty of lunar-inspired facts and events in the exhibition room. The Harris also boasts a fantastic fine art collection which lines the grand staircases. It also has its own exhibition room, where everything from Lowry paintings to Mistry sculptures are boldly displayed.

With trains at around £5 for a return, and free entry to the Harris, you’ll have plenty of cash left over to make it into a day trip. Preston is blessed with many eateries that Lancaster lacks, including a Nando’s, Turtle Bay, and Pizza Express, all within a five-minute walk from the exhibition.

‘Museum of the Moon’ is being exhibited until Sunday 24th February at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery in Preston.

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