Moyse’s Hall Museum, in Bury St Edmunds, is striking back with an intergalactic exhibition celebrating two special sci-fi anniversaries as well as cult-classics from the big and small screens.
Opening during half-term on October 24 and running until December 20, the 12th annual Sci-Fi and Action Exhibition will mark the 40th anniversary of the second Star Wars film “The Empire Strikes Back”, one of the greatest sci-fi movies ever to hit the big screen.
There will be a display of props and memorabilia from the movie that introduced us to Yoda, the legendary Jedi Master, AT-AT all terrain armoured walkers and a shocking family revelation that set the world talking.
In addition, it’s 40 years since “Galactica” landed in homes across the globe. This classic series was a spin-off to 1978’s “Battlestar Galactica”; displays will explore the franchise’s impact upon popular culture.
Around this time, Tom Baker was also capturing the public’s imagination as “Dr Who”; high-end screen props will reignite memories and look out for a real Dalek as you walk round the museum.
Finally meet an icon baddie – a real screen used Gremlin from the mid-1980s cult classic.
The intergalactic exhibition for all ages is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sundays noon to 4pm (extended Sunday opening hours during half-term; 10am to 5pm on October 25 and November 1. Last entry one hour before closing time. Admission: adult £5, concessions £3; child £3 (five to 16 years), family £15 (up to five people). Tel: 01284 758000, www.moyseshall.org. Face masks will be required and numbers limited to observe social distancing.
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