Cheadle Moon FAQs


Museum of the Moon 

Experience the incredible Museum of the Moon and be inspired by the fascinating story of Cheadle’s pioneering astronomer Mary Blagg. Museum of the Moon, the amazing touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram, will be installed in the nave of St Giles the Abbot church. Measuring six metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:600,000 each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 6km of the moon’s surface. The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.  


Cheadle Moon is made possible through a collaboration between OUTSIDE, St Giles the Abbot and the Parish Church Committee, Cheadle Discovery Group, Creative Cheadle and Cheadle Town Council, and supported by JCB, Alton Towers, Film Hub Midlands and the Royal Astronomical Society. Cheadle Moon is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery players. 

Museum of the Moon has been co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. These include: Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Brighton Festival, Without Walls, Cork Midsummer Festival, We The Curious, Lakes Alive, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes and Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The artwork has been created in partnership with the UK Space Agency, University of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres. 

Who is Museum of the Moon for? 

Museum of the Moon is suitable for all ages. It is a great opportunity to introduce children to artistic and cultural experiences in a public space as well as a chance to find out about the inspirational Mary Blagg. Those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult over 18. 

How long does it last? 

A visit usually lasts around 10 minutes. If there are no queues you are welcome to stay and relax longer. At busy times, we may place a time limit of 20 minutes on your visit to allow as many people as possible to experience Museum of the Moon.  

Who is Museum of the Moon by? 

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Find out more at

When does it take place?  

For three weeks around Easter from 15th March 2024 to 5th April 2024. Some slots will be reserved for community and school group bookings only. 

Where is it taking place?  

St Giles the Abbot church in Cheadle, Staffordshire. 

Full address: St Giles the Abbot, Church Street, Cheadle, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 1HU

Find on Google Maps here

Please note there is no parking at the venue. 

Do I need a ticket? 

Yes. Tickets for Museum of the Moon are issued online in advance for free. We recommend booking tickets in advance here. If you are not able to book online, Cheadle Library will support with ticket booking.  

Can I come without a ticket? 

Walk ups will be allowed entry if there are tickets available for the slot, however a booking will need to be made by our volunteers/staff on the door. 

Can I bring my dog? 

Yes, well behaved dogs on leads will be admitted.   

Will Museum of the Moon come back to Staffordshire Moorlands on future dates?  

There are currently no plans to programme the Museum of the Moon again but you can follow to find out about future Museum of the Moon presentations nationally and OUTSIDE ( to find out about future events and activities across the Staffordshire Moorlands.    

Are there other events taking place during Cheadle Moon?  

Yes. There’s a wide-ranging programme of arts and cultural activities and events taking place during Cheadle Moon. You can see what’s on and book tickets here.



Is the venue wheelchair accessible? 

Yes, St Giles the Abbot is suitable for wheelchairs.   

Are guide dogs allowed inside? 


Is it suitable for those who are deaf or hard of hearing?  

Yes. Museum of the Moon is predominantly visual and can be enjoyed by those who are deaf or hard of hearing. There is a surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. This is an ambient soundscape that accompanies the installation which contains no words and is not necessary to enjoy the experience.  

Is it suitable for those with a visual impairment?  

Museum of the Moon is a highly visual installation that uses colour and light, though those with a visual impairment are welcome to explore the installation to enjoy the atmosphere and ambient soundscape. If you have a visual impairment and would like to attend, please make yourself known to a member of staff on arrival who can provide you with some more information and guide you.  

Flashing lights, seizure warning and sensory warning  

Museum of the Moon has no flashing lights and is internally lit. 

Is there seating inside of the church?  

Yes, there are church pews available to visitors.  

Is there a disabled access toilet nearby?  

Yes, there will be a portable disabled access toilet on site at the church. Stewards will be happy to direct you.    

I am a blue badge holder, where should I park? 

There are two or three on street parking spaces directly outside the church which may be available. People can be dropped off here too. The nearest disabled parking spaces are at the Tape Street Car Park 

Do you have wheelchairs or mobility scooters on site for public use? 

No, we do not, so you will need to provide your own mobility aids. The site is accessible for all wheelchairs.  



Where are my tickets? 

Your tickets will be emailed to you as soon as you book. Please check your spam/junk folder if you cannot find them. Please download your ticket in advance to your mobile device for scanning on the day.   

Can I collect tickets from the box office? 

No, there is no collect at box office for this event. You will receive your ticket via email. Please download your ticket in advance to your mobile device for scanning on the day.   

I have not received my email confirmation, is this normal?  

No, if you haven’t received an email confirming your ticket reservation, please send us details of your booking and when you booked your tickets. Please email   

Will my tickets be posted out to me? 

No, your tickets will be an e-ticket, so please download your tickets in advance to your mobile device for scanning on the day. If you cannot find your e-tickets please email    

I have lost or mislaid my tickets, can I get duplicates? 

Tickets will be emailed out, but if you cannot find your tickets, please contact us at with your booking reference and we will be able to update you or replace your tickets if required. You may be required to prove your identity and/or proof of booking.   

What time should we arrive? 

Advance ticket holders must arrive 10 minutes before the time indicated on the ticket. A small queue should still be expected.  

Can I just show my e-mail confirmation to enter the event? 

All tickets will be scanned at the entrance and visitors must have a e-ticket with a unique bar code. Valid tickets will be accepted in all formats, whether printed or on mobile phone.  

Is there a waiting list for tickets if they sell out?  

No, we are not able to add names to a waiting list when the tickets are sold out.  



Where can we park? 

There is NO PARKING at St Giles the Abbot and the surrounding roads are unsuitable for event parking.   

We advise you to use the nearest public car park: Tape Street Car Park  

Address: Tape Street, Cheadle, Staffordshire Moorlands, ST10 1EU 

Open 8am-6pm, charging times 9:30am to 3.30pm Monday to Saturday (free on Sundays and public holidays) 


We strongly advise local people to walk or cycle to the event.   


You can plan your journey via the Staffordshire County Council website: 


Photography & filming 

You are welcome to take photographs and videos of Museum of the Moon for personal use outside of church service times. Please be mindful of other visitors.  


Photography and videography by OUTSIDE will be taking place during the event. By booking tickets, ticket holders consent to being photographed/filmed to promote OUTSIDE and its projects.  



Can I bring a pushchair? 

Yes, and there will be buggy parking in the church. 

Are there toilets available? 

Yes, the church has toilet facilities.   

Will there be food available? 

The church may be open for refreshments.  

Is alcohol permitted? 

No alcohol is permitted within St Giles the Abbot.  

Church services  

Church services will go ahead as usual during the period Museum of the Moon in installed at St Giles the Abbot. These times are not ticketed. Visitors are very welcome to attend a church service underneath the moon, however we ask that in order to prevent disruption that you observe the full service and do not come in and out during the service.  

How can I get in touch to provide feedback?  

Advance ticket holders will be sent a survey after the event to gather feedback. You can also contact us by sending an email to with your thoughts or comments.