Brading Roman Villa, Morton Old Road, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0PH
GPS: 50.6730117, -1.152745399999958
THE FORCE IS STRONG AT BRADING ROMAN VILLA THIS SPRING…
March 16th, from a galaxy far, far away comes an absolute must see for fans of Star Wars… For the first time ever on the Isle of Wight, the Galactic Empire meets the Roman Empire!
From X-Wing Fighters to the iconic lightsabers, Star Wars’ fantastical designs have fired our imaginations and stamped their place on our cultural landscape and now you can get up close to one of the UK’s finest collections of original posters and vintage toys in an exhibition brought to you by Brading Roman Villa.
For little kids and ‘big kids’ alike, May The Toys Be With You is an unmissable opportunity to view many rarely seen Star Wars treasures, and young Jedi may even have an opportunity to dress up and wield a lightsaber themselves!
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 even more than the film itself. The toys of Star Wars took the world by storm and became the must-have playthings for an entire generation. From 1977 – 1985 an estimated 300 million action figures were sold, allowing children to re-enact the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia and Han Solo.
Check our social media channels for up to date news and information on the exhibition and the additional programme of events and activities soon to be announced. The exhibition runs from March 16th until June 11th 2019.