Bury St Edmunds museum celebrates Star Wars and Dr Who anniversaries as apart of latest exhibition
Some of the biggest names in science fiction are being celebrated in Suffolk.
Moyse’s Hall in Bury St Edmunds has more than 100 items on display for it’s annual Sci-fi and Film exhibition.
It’s the thirteenth year the museum has held the exhibition which attracts thousands of people from across the region and country. This year also sees landmark anniversaries for both Star Wars and Doctor Who.
From speeder bikes, an Ewok mask from Return and a lightsabre signed by Mark Hamill, to a Gallifreyan timelord costume, and the Key to Time, the exhibition will include an extensive range of original screen used props and costumes, collectables, high end replicas and memorabilia, offering fans plenty to see.
The exhibition will also shine the spotlight on British director Ridley Scott with screen props from Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Robin Hood, Black Hawk Down and more.
Film fans can also see original props from Pirate of the Caribbean and the 1999 version of The Mummy and more.
“This is the biggest display in the history of this exhibition with over 100 TV and movie props on display, and you don’t need to travel to a galaxy far, far away to go see it,” said Cllr Ian Shipp, cabinet member for leisure and culture at West Suffolk Council, which owns the museum.
“While Moyse’s is primarily a history museum displaying items from a long time ago but from the area quite nearby, West Suffolk prides itself on offering a strong mix of leisure and cultural attractions such as this fans favourite.
“It’s not only something great for our local families and communities to come along and enjoy but it also attracts people to West Suffolk as well.”
The exhibition will run until Sunday January 21 and will include workshops and other special events.
It’s open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday with last entry at 4pm.
On Sunday it’s open from midday to 4pm with last entry at 3pm.
Tickets cost £6 for adults, £3 for students and children over five, while under fives go free.