August 2018~ Bond In Motion exhibition

The Bond in Motion exhibition is currently showing at The London Film Museum in Covent Garden (Entrance is on Bow Street) and showcases the vehicles used in all of the Bond films all the way back to Dr.No. There are also a few costumes, props, toys and other items on display.

As part of the exhibition there is a special set of exhibits called “Behind the scenes of SPECTRE” which has more props, photos and artwork.

I’ve seen the majority of these vehicles before when they were at the museum up in Keswick, but this is a much nicer building and the collection has been added to, mostly from the later Daniel Craig movies.

If you are a bond fan and in London, it’s well worth a visit!

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October 2017~ Star Trek Exhibition- Blackpool

The Star Trek Blackpool exhibition ends in November this year. I managed to pay a visit before it closed.

To be honest, it was a let down. The majority of exhibits came from Martin Netter, the German collector who also sells merchandise at highly inflated prices. I’ve seen all these props before at various Trek cons. Most are in poor condition and can do with a bit of TLC.

There were only two good parts to the day. Meeting up with mates to have a variety of photos taken on the bridge set and seeing the new props and chair from Star Trek Discovery. Apart from that it was a waste of time.

Photos below.

September 2017~ Into The Unknown Exhibition

This exhibition, which took place at The Barbican, was originally advertised as below:-

“The genre-defining exhibition of art, design, film and literature.

Uncover the mysterious lands of Jules Verne and Ray Harryhausen where Science Fiction narratives first took root. Venture on an odyssey into our solar system, with vintage artwork promoting Soviet visions of space alongside immersive work by Soda_Jerk. Visit a gallery of aliens, and stand alongside iconic spacesuits from a galaxy of blockbusters including Star Trek and Interstellar.

Imagine dystopian worlds with Margaret Atwood and 28 Days Later. Then, with nowhere left to explore but human consciousness, delve deep and experience the transformation and mutation of the body through the eyes of Jack Kirby and Ex Machina.

Curated by historian and writer Patrick Gyger, this festival-style exhibition consists of more than 800 works, many of which have never been seen in the UK before. Continuing across the Centre, it includes artwork from Isaac Julien, Larissa Sansour and Conrad Shawcross, and an installation from the creators of Black Mirror.”

I managed to get free tickets through SkyVIP and went along with a friend on its final night. I was looking forward to what I thought would be a great exhibition of sci-fi through the years.

We arrived for the start time as requested and got in early. I was saddened to see that whilst there were some great exhibits, everything was packed into a small space which made it quite unpleasant at times. Some very popular pieces were located in bottleneck areas which was a big mistake.

As much as I enjoyed seeing many of the exhibits, I don’t think I would pay to go to something similar at this venue again as it was badly laid out.

Photos below…

August 2016~ Harrod’s Star Wars Gallery


I heard from a mate that Harrods had a special Star Wars gallery open for the month of August. It wasn’t well publicised because the exhibit, run by Propworx, was aimed at those people who could afford for buy hi-end props and sets, and I do mean hi-end!! Luckily it was open to everyone if you knew where to look.

The entrance was hidden behind a black door next to the statue of Rey in the Harrods Disney Store. Only 10 people were allowed in at a time and we had a very knowledgable guide to talk us through everything.

Everything below in the photos was for sale…..if you could afford it!

Note: Hologram images were photoshopped in afterwards.


February 2015~ Game of Thrones: The Exhibition

At the end of January, Sky Atlantic announced that the Game of Thrones travelling exhibition would finally be coming to London for 8 days in February, but tickets would only be available to Sky customers. I managed to get tickets after a major hiccup with the Sky website.

On Tuesday 17th February, myself and my friends Mags, Suvi and Martin headed off for the O2 by boat. It was a good experience, but I’m glad it was free as I wouldn’t pay for something that brief.

The main part of the exhibition consisted of viewing a variety of props and costumes of main characters in season 4 of the show. There were a few interactive opportunities, including being burnt to death by a dragon, being turned into a white walker and climbing the wall (this was so busy that we passed it by….over an hours wait). There were also a couple of chances to sit in the Iron Throne and have your photo taken.

There were also a couple of cosplayers wandering around too.

October 2010- The Bond Museum

On one of my many visits to The Lake District my friends and I decided to pay a visit to The Bond Museum in Keswick.

The museum was located in an old warehouse at the far end of Keswick. Its owner has purchased vehicles, props and costumes from all the Bond films since Dr. No.

Whilst it was good seeing these iconic vehicles and weapons, it was VERY cramped and could have worked much better if it was spaced out and more information was provided as to what each artifact was. As with all museums the trip ends up in an overpriced shop. Also felt the cost of admission was a bit steep at £9.

Note: The museum closed in 2011

December 2002- Star Trek: The Adventure~ Hyde Park

I managed to have a couple of days off from looking after my mum when Star Trek: The Adventure came to London.


Star Trek: The Adventure was a traveling museum exhibit  that showcased over $30 million worth of Star Trek memorabilia, props, models, costumes and set mock-ups, including the USS Enterprise bridge and the Enterprise NX-01 armory.

The exhibition opened in Hyde Park, London on 18 December 2002, to coincide with the British premiere of Star Trek Nemesis. The attraction hosted the after-show party, attended by the cast. The exhibition closed in April 2003, having received over 100,000 visitors. It was then moved to Singapore.

I went once with my dad (who was living in Brixton and I hadn’t seen for a while) and the second time with my brother and future sister-in-law.


I really enjoyed it and liked seeing all the props etc. but was disappointed at the fact that you couldn’t take pictures.