May the toys be with you

Sat 16 Mar 2019 - Tue 11 Jun 2019

All Day

From a galaxy far, far away, comes an absolute must-see for fans of Star Wars — the Galactic Empire meets the Roman Empire.

From X-Wing fighters to iconic lightsabers, Star Wars’ fantastical designs have fired imaginations and stamped their place on our cultural landscape. Now, fans can get up close to one of the UK’s finest collections of original posters and vintage toys.

For little kids and big kids alike, May The Toys Be With You is an opportunity to view many rarely seen Star Wars treasures.

Back when the movie Star Wars broke box office records in 1977 no one could have predicted that the merchandising would go on to earn more than the film itself.

The toys took the world by storm and became the must-have playthings for a generation. From 1977 to 1985 an estimated 300 million action figures were sold, allowing children to re-enact the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo.

The exhibition runs daily from March 16 to June 11, and an additional programme of events and activities