On Saturday 24 June 2023, from a galaxy far, far away comes an absolute must see for fans of Star Wars and the silver screen…
One of the UK’s finest collections of vintage Star Wars toys and original cinema posters is going to go on display in a stunning exhibition brought to you by the Museum of Gloucester.
Back in 1977 when the movie Star Wars broke box office records, no one could have predicted that the merchandising would go on to earn even more than the film itself. The toys and merchandise of the film took the world by storm and became the must-have playthings for an entire 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.
May The Toys Be With You is both a celebration of the now highly collectable vintage toy line and also of the iconic design work and art of the Star Wars movies. From X-Wing Fighters to lightsabers, these fantastical designs have fired our imaginations and stamped their place on our cultural landscape. For little kids and ‘big kids’ alike, this is an unmissable opportunity to view many rarely seen Star Wars treasures. This exhibition has broken visitor attendance records at a host of museums around the country and we’re now getting excited for its visit to Gloucester.
The exhibition runs from Saturday 24 June until Saturday 30 September 2023 – please see the museum website for all opening hours. On Saturday 24 June, please note that we are also inviting the fabulous Gloucestershire Troopers to ‘open’ the exhibition for us and be around the city centre welcoming visitors to Gloucester and the museum itself on the opening day…why not put your best Sar Wars inspired outfit on and join us for this exciting day!
Booking tickets online in advance is essential to secure your place to see this exhibition!
Adults – £6 | Seniors – £4.50 | Ages 18-25 – £3.50 | Under 18s – £2.50.