Available from Spring 2022

Moving to Mars: touring exhibition

The journey to the Red Planet has become one of the great challenges of our time. Through immersive recreations, new commissions and collaborations with contemporary designers, discover how every detail in this extraordinary endeavour must be designed.

What’s in the exhibition?

Step into a full-scale Mars home, immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of the landscape and learn how rethinking daily life for a zero-waste, clean energy-powered civilisation might help future generations on Earth.

Children born today are the first who might witness a human mission to Mars in their lifetime. It’s one of humanity's great challenges and everything will need to be designed – but should we even be going?

The exhibition features immersive environments, about 200 objects including contributions from NASA, the European Space Agency and SpaceX; NASA's 3D-Printed Mars Habitat Challenge winners, AI SpaceFactory; robotic builders by Foster & Partners; the first sustainable urban design for Mars, Mars City Design; the first spacesuit designed for the Mars surface; Christopher Raeburn's new fashion collection inspired by the red planet and much more.

Slots available from Spring 2022

Step on Mars

An immersive installation featuring high resolution imagery from Mars never seen in public before. Photo credit: Felix Speller

Visit a full-scale Mars home by HASSELL

Mars habitat by HASSELL in partnership with Eckersley O’Callaghan (EOC). Part of NASA 3D Printed Habitat Challenge. Photo credit: Felix Speller

What will farming look like on Mars?

One of the major difficulties in colonising Mars is the fact that there is no form of life and very little water on the planet. Photo credit: Felix Speller

Try on some Mars fashion - inspired by the scarcity of materials on Mars

Raeburn MARS Fall 2019 Collection x HASSELL x Design Museum

First map of the surface of Mars

Map by 18th-century Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli

Learn about the evolution of space suits

See the first space suit designed for the Mars surface, displayed in the UK for the first time. Photo credit: Ed Reeve

How much food would you need to bring on the journey?

NASA. Skylab crew, 1973

Explore the future

Photo credit: Ed Reeve

Meet the Mars rovers

European Space Agency, ExoMars Project. Photo credit: Ed Reeve

Get in touch

For more information on this touring exhibition, contact the Touring team on
+44 (0)203 862 5883

Background image | © Background artwork by Empire Design