The moon itself is landing in Woolwich this weekend where you can look at it a few metres from your own eyes.

It’s not quite the same as the one we usually see at night, but the 1:500,000 scale model is still huge and a remarkably accurate re-creation of our moon.

That’s because it uses incredibly detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, with each centimetre of the internally lit sculpture representing 5km of the moon’s surface.

Measuring seven metres across, the Museum of the Moon art installation will be available for visitors to view at the Royal Arsenal on Friday and Saturday.

The full art installation will be in Building 17, the old Firepower Museum, at the Royal Arsenal from 3pm to 10pm each day and entry is free.

Bradley Hemmings, artistic director of Greenwich+Docklands Festivals, said: “GDIF was proud to have commissioned Luke Jerram’s spectacular Museum of the Moon earlier this year.

“We’re therefore thrilled to be able to give people another chance to experience it in the atmospheric setting of the Old Laboratory Office at the Royal Arsenal, soon to be transformed by the Royal Borough of Greenwich as part of an exciting new Creative District for Woolwich.”