Discover life on Mars at M Shed this autumn

Discover life on Mars at M Shed this autumn

Posted on: 19 Aug 2022

Envisage life on Mars at a new exhibition in BS1.


Staple city centre museum, M Shed, launched ‘Building A Martian House’ – a public art project showcasing what a Martian house might look and function like – this week.


The exhibition, which opened on Wednesday 17 August and will run until Sunday 30 October 2022, explores how humans live today and simulates alternatives both at home and over 150 million kilometres away on Mars.


This is a free-to-attend, family friendly event but advance booking is necessary. Visit M Shed's website for details.



‘Building A Martian House’ – the first exhibition of its kind in Great Britain – is a collaborative effort, brought together by space scientists, architects, engineers, designers and now you: the public.


Over the next three-months, the project will undertake a series of workshops, talks and events suitable for people of all ages about sustainability and future living.


From Wednesday 31 August, the public will also be able to view the inside of the house, which was designed by artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent.


The pair joined forces with Hugh Broughton Architects, designer of the Halley VI British Antarctic Research Station – an internationally important global earth, atmospheric and space weather observation facility in the Weddell Sea.


An excerpt from M Shed’s event webpage reads: ‘Mars is a place where you’d have to live carefully and resourcefully. Imagining how a small community would live there offers a sharp lens on our lives here and now on Earth.’


This event is free to attend, but advance booking is required. Visit M Shed’s website for more details.

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