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Alien INVASION transports out of Copeland

The Dalek
The Dalek

[I]nvasion the popular Sci-fi, Aliens and Robots exhibition hosted at the Beacon Museum for the past 3 months, celebrates one last week in Copeland before it prepares to leave and transport back to outerspace headquarters.

The exciting display is one of Europe’s largest private collections of robots and aliens. There are 60 full-size models from films and TV shows like Star Wars, Babylon 5 and Star Trek. All of the pieces are actual props and costumes used in blockbuster sci- fi movies and TV series.

To celebrate the final week, a full size Dr Who Dalek will be visiting on Saturday 28th and Monday 30th May. The 6 foot high Dalek, will be scaring visitors from 10am – 3pm.

The Beacon’s business development Manager, Alex Farthing, said: “The Dalek came to visit us two weeks ago and visitors to the Museum thought he was brilliant. The Dalek moves and talks and glows a spooky luminous blue colour. He came out of the lift saying exterminate, exterminate and scared visitors. Everyone really was amazed by him.”

Other favourite crowd-pullers include Star Wars favourites Darth Vader, an Ewok, a Stormtrooper and Yoda. And In the costume department are exhibits from the Planet of the Apes, Star Trek Enterprise, Red Dwarf and the Chronicles of Riddick.

The Invasion exhibition is open daily from 10am until 4.30pm through the half term holidays, with sci-fi events such as create your own alien slime and alien toothpaste running daily as part of an admission ticket to the exhibition.

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