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Legendary Sci-Fi characters converge at the Heritage Motor Centre!

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Sci-Fi at the Movies’ is the latest exciting exhibition to be staged at the Heritage Motor Centre giving visitors the opportunity of seeing original artefacts, replica models and costumes from legendary past and present Science Fiction movies. This unique exhibition, which runs from 19 February – 4 September, will showcase some of the most popular and iconic superheroes and villains from films such as Star Wars, E.T. Harry Potter, Aliens, Batman, Spiderman and Superman.

This unique exhibition will not only showcase these famous and iconic characters complete with weaponry and costumes but will also take visitors on a fascinating journey of discovery providing an amazing insight into film history, character profiles and little known film trivia. All the rare artefacts are on loan from the private collection of ‘Skywalkers Promotions’ and would not normally be available for the public to view.

Visitors will be able to wander through six different zones propelling them into the presence of some of the most infamous characters that have enriched the plot lines of these world famous films.  The “Creature Zone” will display creatures from the friendly E.T to the rebellious Gremlins. Replicas of the famous crew uniforms will be displayed in the “Star Trek Zone”. The “Star Wars Zone” will include characters such as Jabba the Hut, Yoda and Darth Vader which have made this hugely successful film such a phenomenon. Other zones include “Alien & Predator”, “Miscellaneous” incorporating Robocop, Terminator and Battlestar Galactica and “Comic Book Heroes” featuring an amazing display of costumes from Spider-Man, Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman as well as masks from Dr Doom and the Iron Man.

Penny Tyler, Marketing Officer at the Heritage Motor Centre stated “I wouldn't normally describe myself as a Sci-Fi fan, but with so many different characters, from such a wide spectrum of films, I have had to think again! This exhibition really is a must for everyone and not just science-fiction fans, I know my kids will love it, plus you get to see all our fantastic British cars whilst you are here.  We are extremely privileged to be able to host such an exciting and prestigious exhibition, it is a truly unique opportunity to see original artefacts, replica models and costumes from a private collection!

During the school holidays there are a number of special Sci-Fi activities running alongside the exhibition.  Sci-Fi Half Term Fun runs from 19 – 27 February whilst on 24 February there will be special  Sci-Fi themed family craft activities from 11am - 3pm in the Education Room.  Sci-Fi Mad - May Half Term Activities takes place from28 May – 5 June with special Sci-Fi themed craft activities on 2 June.  

A special fun-filled family Sci-fi Weekend will take place on9 & 10 July with the opportunity to meet some of your favourite Sci-Fi and Superhero characters. You can even come in fancy dress yourself and have your photo taken with the other characters.  From 23 July – 4 September visitors can enjoy Summer Holiday Sci-Fi Fun incorporating the exhibition plusdaily quizzes and activities including special family craft activity days every Thursday throughout the summerholidays. 

In addition to the museum, home to the world's largest historic collection of British cars, visitors can enjoy outdoor activities including the Miniature Roadway and the Land Rover 4x4 Experience. Stop Start - learner driving experiences for 15+ years in dual controlled vehicles are a great way for teenagers to get behind the wheel.

There is no extra charge for the new Sci-Fi exhibition as it is included in the standard Museum entry fees. However, on the opening day of 19 February, Gift Aid Season tickets, Tesco Club cards and any other promotional offers will not be valid.   Museum entry fees are: Adults priced at £11, Children priced at £8 (5-16 years) under 5’s are free, Concessions are priced at £9 and a Family ticket is priced at £34.

Sci-Fi at the Movies is just one of many exciting and unique events to take place at the Heritage Motor Centre in 2011. To find out more information please visit the website at

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