Unprecedented scenes for the Moon at the Harris

Posted on - 21st February, 2019 - 7:46pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Kid's stuff, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The Moon at the Harris Pic: Tony Worrall
The Moon at the Harris Pic: Tony Worrall

There’s just three days left to get a last look at the Museum of the Moon in the Harris.


Suspended from the ceiling it’s already feeling like part of the grade-II listed museum’s furniture.

Record-breaking numbers of visitors have been streaming into the museum during the February half-term leading to hour-long queues.

The Harris secured the installation before it has visited London and Prestonians have been queueing to get their moon selfies and snaps.

Alongside the moon there’s been workshops and kids sessions, as well as talks about astronomy and space, which have all been fully booked.

Queues in the Harris Museum Pic: Harris
Queues in the Harris Museum Pic: Harris

Cabinet member for culture and leisure councillor Peter Kelly told Blog Preston: “We should see all records broken at the Harris by the moon.

“The Moon has really connected with the people of Preston and it’s such a breathtaking sight to see and it’s the only place in the UK where you can see it on three different levels.

“We had the Arts Council here to see it and they were like ‘wow, this really is special’.

“I hope it shows to the people of Preston the ambition we have for the Harris head of the full Heritage Lottery Funding bid.”

Read more: Things to do around Preston this half-term

The Museum of the Moon continues until Sunday 24 February.

A statement from the Harris said: “We’d like to say thank you to everyone that has visited so far and sent in lovely photos and comments. We’d also like to say sorry to those that are disappointed about tickets to events being sold out.

“We’ve had unprecedented numbers in the Harris this month. If you haven’t yet come to visit, do pop in and stand in awe of the magnificent moon. You do not need a ticket to see the moon or the exhibition.”

Read more: Harris plans underway thanks to lottery cash boost

Blog Preston readers who attend the Preston InstaMeet were the first to see the moon, with a special InstaMeet seeing 20 or so photographers from the city getting a first look.

Have you been to see the Moon at the Harris? Let us know in the comments below

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