Moyse’s Hall Museum, in Bury St Edmunds, is hosting the Sci-Fi and Action Exhibition, which will be running from October 20 to November 25.
The highlights will include Captain Kirk’s costume from Star Trek III (1984), Romulan uniform and rifle from the acclaimed Star Trek reboot (2009) and Matt Damien’s space suit worn in Ridley Scott’s The Martian (2015).
And for those looking to sprinkle a bit of magic they can see Professor Snape’s wand as used by the late great Alan Rickman in the Harry Potter franchise alongside additional items from Star Wars, Dr Who, Star Trek, high-end prop replicas, toys with a focus on Kenner, artwork, LEGO and memorabilia, plus a BBC production TARDIS console used in varies exhibitions in the 90s.
The exhibition will launch on Saturday, October 20, in a fun-filled weekend with a special guest appearance from Star Wars and Game of Thrones actor Julian Glover.
As a star of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (General Veers), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (Walter Donovan), James Bond: For Your Eyes Only (Kristatos), and Game of Thrones (Grand Maester Pycelle) he is no stranger to the world of sci-fi and action and he will be joining the fun for the opening weekend with opportunities for signatures.
Visitors will also have a chance to get their selfies with costumed characters from specialist costume group Vader’s Raiders! Meet Lord Vader, a Stormtrooper, Darth Maul, Chewbacca, Predators and more, plus there will be a Speeder bike display.
The museum will be celebrating half-term in full sci-fi style with exhibition trails, quizzes, and have-a-go-activities.
Little and large Star Wars fans alike can enlist in the Empire (Mon 22 & Wed 24 October) or make an Ewok and Ewok spear (Tue 23 October), those sci-fact fans can enjoy a special Kinetic Science workshop (Thur 25 October) and Potterheads can get magical with the ‘Wonderful Wands’ workshop (Fri 26 October) and much much more!
Moyes’s Hall will also be celebrating the fact behind the fiction with amazing original space race artefacts including two NASA manuals (Apollo 11 Flight Plan and Apollo 11 Spacecraft Operational Trajectory) which were also used by as reference material for Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope’ (1977).
The exhibition will be open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm and Sunday, noon – 4pm with admission only £5 for adults and £3 for children.