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Bury St Edmunds' Moyse's Hall Museum is showcasing Jack Nicholson's Joker suit and dress from Titanic in latest exhibition





A museum in Bury St Edmunds is showcasing iconic movie and TV props from Batman, Star Wars and Doctor Who in its latest exhibition.

Moyse's Hall Museum is currently hosting its Sci-Fi and Action: Icons of Cinema event until December 18 with multi-genre displays.

Items being exhibited include Jack Nicholson's Joker suit from the 1989 Batman film, one of Kate Winslet's dresses in Titanic, guns from the films Fury and Edge of Tomorrow, as well as costumes from Star Trek, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars and Doctor Who.

Ben Ridgeon, heritage officer at Moyse's Hall Museum with a bust of Skeletor Picture: Mecha Morton
Ben Ridgeon, heritage officer at Moyse's Hall Museum with a bust of Skeletor Picture: Mecha Morton
A case celebrating Mr T. Picture: Mecha Morton
A case celebrating Mr T. Picture: Mecha Morton

Downstairs, the museum has focused on 1970s and 80s nostalgia in celebration of the 40th anniversary of He-Man and the toys that followed suit. And there's a case dedicated to Mr T and Evel Knievel.

This is the first time that the annual Sci-Fi exhibition, which has been running for over a decade, has been able to go ahead since the pandemic.

Jack Nicholson's Joker outfit from the 1989 Batman film. Picture: Mecha Morton
Jack Nicholson's Joker outfit from the 1989 Batman film. Picture: Mecha Morton

Heritage officer Alex McWhirter said: "It's a really good mixed bag and in some small part, if not in its total, it will entertain most.

"This year is the first time we've revisited the exhibition since lockdown and we've decided to broaden our remit and we've tried to tick more boxes.

A dress worn by Kate Winslet in Titanic. Picture: Mecha Morton
A dress worn by Kate Winslet in Titanic. Picture: Mecha Morton
Moyse's Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds is hosting a Sci Fi and Action: Icons of Cinema exhibition: Picture: Mecha Morton
Moyse's Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds is hosting a Sci Fi and Action: Icons of Cinema exhibition: Picture: Mecha Morton

"We've probably got the most amount of screen used props that we've ever had on display at one of these exhibitions."

Last year the museum focused on the Moments exhibition which featured Banksy's work and decided to dedicate that time to regroup and plan for this year's showcase.

Doctor Who costumes. Picture: Mecha Morton
Doctor Who costumes. Picture: Mecha Morton

"Just before the last lockdown we opened our Sci-Fi exhibition and we got some really cool loans then," Alex added.

"We had an original gremlin from the Gremlins film and I think we were open for about four weeks before government measures meant that us along with everyone else in the country had to lock down and close up and bitterly as the weeks went on we realised we had to pack up and send loans back.

K-9 from Doctor Who. Picture: Mecha Morton
K-9 from Doctor Who. Picture: Mecha Morton
Star Wars t-shirt. Picture: Mecha Morton
Star Wars t-shirt. Picture: Mecha Morton

"We gave Sci-Fi a break last year just while we gathered ourselves and redisplay and we've been working since then for this year. And this exhibition has been renamed Icons of Cinema because it's emblematic of the diversity of the collection we've managed to get our hands on."

There will be associated events running in conjunction with the exhibition throughout its duration.

The exhibition is open from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday and Sundays, 12pm until 4pm.