Museum of the Moon
@ St Giles’

Marvel at the moon at Burns&Beyond!

St.Giles Cathedral will play host to the infamous installation Museum of the Moon, a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram, 21 January – 27 January 2019.

St. Giles’ will host candle lit evening sessions 21 – 26 January, allowing ticket holders to witness the installation in full illumination accompanied by two lunar inspired soundtracks, composed by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones and a choral piece from Edinburgh based composer Simon Holmes.

To accompany the Museum of the Moon, Burns&Beyond have curated lunar inspired one-off special events taking place 22 – 26 January at St.Giles Cathedral. Each event will be set under the awe inducing seven metres in diameter installation.

21 January
Preview Night Candle Lit Evening Sessions

22 January
Candle Lit Evening Sessions + Moon Talks + Clair de lune – Live sounds from NASA Space Station

23 January
Candle Lit Evening Sessions + Rachel Sermanni Performance

24 January
Candle Lit Evening Sessions + St.Giles Choir Performance

25 January
Candle Lit Evening Sessions + Roddy Woomble Performance

26 January
Candle Lit Evening Sessions + Martin Green – Disarming Reverberations Performance

Museum of the Moon inspired events:

Museum of the Moon – Moon Talks 22 January 2019 – NOW SOLD OUT

The Moon is the one bit of Space that you can see with your own eyes. Not only that, but it’s still the only bit of Space we have visited. Join three overly-excited folk from the Royal Observatory Edinburgh as they take you on a whistle-stop tour of our nearest neighbour: They’ll try to cram in some of the basics of what they know about the Moon, and what you should know too; in the year of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, they’ll ponder anew about how on earth they managed to get there; and finally consider what might come next in our lunar exploration…

Speakers: Dr William Taylor + Guests


Clair de lune – Live sounds from NASA Space Station 22 January 2019 @ 7:15 – 8pm

Clair de lune is an immersive live installation featuring recorded sound, live piano, and live generated soundwaves.

These soundwaves are generated from data received from the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft to turn the ‘light of the moon’ into sound.

Debussy’s famous piano work Clair de Lune, performed by pianist Nicholas Ashton, begins the performance, after which the sound of this work is exploded and scattered through time like a four-dimensional sonic sculpture.

To attend all you have to do is purchase tickets for any session of Museum of the Moon between 7:15 -8pm on Tuesday 22 January 2019.

Museum of the Moon – Rachel Sermanni 23 January 2019 @ 6-7pm

Join Folk-Noir Balladeer, Rachel Sermanni, in the intimate setting of St Giles Cathedral.

Rachel will perform her hauntingly beautiful latest work whilst attendees bask in the illumination of the Museum of the Moon.

Tickets on sale now.


Museum of the Moon – St.Giles Cathedral Choir 24 January 2019 @ 9-10pm

Join the powerful collective voices of the St Giles Cathedral Choir for a special one-off intimate performance under the Museum of the Moon illuminated installation.

Tickets on sale now.


Museum of the Moon – Roddy Woomble Burns Night – 25 January 2019 @ 6-7pm

This Burns Night join acclaimed Scottish songwriter Roddy Woomble under the illuminated lunar installation Museum of the Moon for a special Rabbie Burns inspired one off performance at St. Giles Cathedral.

Tickets on sale now.


 Martin Green – Disarming Reverberations Performance 26 January 2019 @ 6:30-10pm

Brought together for a one-off special performance, marvel at Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon lunar imagery and moonlight with award-winning composer Martin Green (Lau) who brings together elements of vocal harmony, brass, and live electronic manipulation to create a sonic world that is both entirely contemporary and immediately at home in the historic setting of St Giles’ Cathedral.

Tickets on sale now.

Venue: St. Giles Cathedral
Date: 21 – 26 January 2019
Time: 7:15pm – 10pm (last entry 9:30pm)
Tickets: £6.50 (Incl. Booking Fees)