Amazing Space

29 June 2019 – 23 February 2020

July 2019 marked 50 years since man first set foot on the Moon and to celebrate this momentous event we open our ‘Amazing Space’ exhibition.

Amazing Space celebrated Space fact and fiction, taking visitors on a journey from planet Earth through the Solar System and beyond. Visitors could discover the stories inspired by Space and watch clips from classic science fiction movies old and new.

A short film created especially for the exhibition entertained and educated visitors about life as an astronaut: the good, the bad, and the occasionally unpleasant!

There was also the opportunity to step inside our astronaut’s spacesuit and replicate the photograph taken on the first Moon landing and children could try to solve our Space-scene jigsaw or listen to a selection of Space-themed music. Visitors could also see costumes from Star Trek and Star Wars and marvel at an original Washington Post newspaper dated the day after the 1969 Moon landing, which has been signed by legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

The exhibition blasted visitors off to Space and trust us when we say: the fiction is strange but sometimes the facts were stranger still…

Watch our Life as an Astronaut video