This year experience Summer out of this world! Visit Newbury are excited to announce that the beautiful market town will play host to over 100 moon themed events that you can be a part of! Between August 15 and September 3 events and activities, including Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon, will launch Newbury into space! There is something for all the family, from yoga and meditation to stargazing, wildlife walks and music to name a few – join us in making lots of moon memories this Summer! To view the full festival line up and find out more about our events please read on!

Museum of the Moon

Visitors to this magical setting can experience the six metre, to-scale sculpture of the Moon as it is suspended in Corn Exchange’s main auditorium. Museum of the Moon is a completely accurate facsimile of the moon, made using incredible NASA images, and featuring minute detail of the lunar surface so that visitors can discover the rarely-seen dark side of the moon. The internally-lit installation features a surround sound composition by BAFTA-winning composer Dan Jones for a stunning and profound art-meets-nature experience, including Debussy’s Claire de Lune and recordings of the moon landings to truly immerse visitors in this breath taking lunar world.

Events happening this week, find out how to take part in the final week of the 'Festival of the Moon'

All Events


Arts & Crafts Adults Only

Arts & Crafts All Ages


Live Music


Talks & Exhibitions


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Whilst Visit Newbury is the proud organiser of The Festival of the Moon, we cannot accept any liability or responsibility for events organised by third-party operators that make up the festival programme. For queries and more information surrounding events, please contact the relevant event organiser directly.


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