5 – 7 July


Photo Credit: Simon Galloway

Sherborne Abbey


5 – 7 July


Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon will land in Sherborne Abbey from Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July.
Experience this stunning installation with an exciting programme of free events within the Abbey and across this historic rural town.

For the full programme of events click here.

Did you know: Founded by St Aldhelm in AD705, the Abbey has developed from Saxon cathedral to the worshipping heart of a monastic community, and finally, to one of the most beautiful of England’s parish churches. For many it is still the ‘Cathedral of Dorset’ and its Benedictine heritage lives on in the daily offering of prayer and praise.

How to get here

Dorset Moon Travel Guide

We are passionate about our beautiful county and encourage everyone to travel to the Dorset Moon in the most environmentally-friendly way possible. Please consider car sharing, walking, cycling or using public transport to get to our events. Visit www.carsharedorset.com if you would like to try to lift share to the event.

Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne Abbey,
Abbey Close,


By road Sherborne is situated on the A30 between Shaftesbury and Yeovil and can be easily reached from the A303 at Wincanton.

From North (B3145)

Turn right onto Greenhill/A30
Continue to follow A30
0.2 mi
Take Acreman St to Abbey Cl
2 min (0.5 mi)
Turn left onto Cornhill
190 ft
Cornhill turns left and becomes Acreman St
0.3 mi
Turn left onto Trendle St
282 ft
Turn left onto Half Moon St
69 ft

From West

Follow A30 to Horsecastles in Sherborne
10 min (5.3 mi)
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Reckleford/A30
4.8 mi
Turn right onto Horsecastles Ln/A352
Continue on Horsecastles. Drive to Abbey Cl
2 min (0.4 mi)
Turn left onto Horsecastles
0.3 mi
Continue onto Trendle St
282 ft
Turn left onto Half Moon St
69 ft

From South

Follow A352 TO Westbury in Sherbourne
Continue straight onto Westbury
0.3 mi
Westbury turns slightly left and becomes Lower Acreman St
262 ft
Turn right onto Trendle St
282 ft
Turn left onto Half Moon St
69 ft

From East

Follow Sherborne Causeway/A30 for 13 miles
Turn left onto Oborne Rd/B3145
Continue to follow B3145
1.0 mi
Continue on Half Moon St. Drive to Abbey Cl
1 min (0.1 mi)
Turn right onto Half Moon St
400 ft

Parking with YourParkingSpace.co.uk

Dorset Moon attendees will receive a 10% discount when booking parking through YourParkingSpace.co.uk. To redeem the discount, please enter code DORSETMOON10 in the ‘Redeem Referral Code’ box on the payment page.

Culverhayes Long Stay car park

Ludbourne Road, Sherbourne, DT9 3ED
171 Spaces, 5 Disabled Bays
0.3 miles from Abbey

Old Market Car Park

Hound St, Sherborne DT9 3FE
111 Spaces, 5 Disabled Bays
0.3 miles from Abbey


The nearest bus stops are Digby Road (North bound and South bound) towards Yeovil or Dorchester, 430 ft from the Abbey. Other bus services to/from Wincanton or Stalbridge are served from Greenhill bus stop, 0.4 miles from the Abbey.
Sherborne Bus Times: https://bustimes.org/localities/sherborne-dorset


Sherborne Abbey is 0.3 miles away from Sherborne Train Station.
South West trains operate a regular, hourly service taking about 2hr 15mins from London Waterloo to Sherborne. Trains from Exeter and other points in the South West are also regular. For information:
The Trainline: https://www.thetrainline.com/
SouthWest Trains: https://www.southwesternrailway.com/


Beaver Cabs are based at Sherborne Train Station – not wheelchair accessible.
Beaver Cabs 01935 816620

Accessibility Information

This Access Guide aims to inform and support audiences planning to attend Dorset Moon at Sherborne Abbey. To read the full information about accessing our events and the facilities available to audiences onsite at Sherborne Abbey click here:

Dorset Moon Access Guide Sherborne


Click on the links below for audio and visual descriptions for each of the artworks being presented in Bournemouth this weekend. Hard copies are available at Front of House of Sherborne Abbey, Sherborne throughout the weekend. Word Document versions are also available by emailing katems@activateperformingarts.org.uk 

The Museum of the Moon Audio Visual Description

This Then is the Moon Audio Visual Description

Call of the Wild Audio Visual Description 

This Access Guide is produced by Activate Performing Arts. If you have any further questions or feedback, please contact Activate Performing Arts directly (Contact details on page 9 of the guide).

Dorset Moon is brought to you by Dorset’s arts festivals Inside Out Dorset (Activate), b-side and Bournemouth Arts by the Sea and are curating the exciting free events you will experience at each location.

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Moon Fact #2

Craters are the most common surface features on many solid planets and moons—Mercury and our Moon are covered with craters. This portion of the Moon is covered by numerous circular holes. These are impact craters, each of which was formed when an asteroid or comet collided with the Moon’s surface.

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